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John Ward Dean, A.M. (Editor), 
Lucics It. Paige, D.D., 
H. H. Edes, 

Jeremiah Colburn, A.M., 
William B. Trask. 
Henry F. Waters, A B. 


*** Illustrations: Portrait of WILLIAM B. TOWNE (to face page 9); Autographs of Sir 
Ferdinando Gorges, Capt. John Mason, Thomas Morton, author of "New .Eng- 
lish Canaan," Thomas Bradbury, Roger Garde, Thomas Gouges, p;sgc 54. 

I. Biographical Sketch of William B. Towne, A.M., Founder of the " Towne 

Memorial Fund." By John Ward Dean 9 

II. Births, Marriages and Deaths in Dartmouth. {Continued.) Com. by James 

B. Congdon, Esq . ' . . 20 

III. Penhallow Papers — Indian Affairs. Com. by Capt. Pearce W. Penhallow . 21 

IV. Genealogy of the Penhallow Family. Appendices — Stevens, Ingersoll, 

Pearce, Butler, Wibird. By Capt. P. W. Penhallow 28 

V. Autobiography of William Rotch. Com. by Frederick C. Sanford, Esq. . 33 

VI. Prison Ships and Old Mill Prison, Plymouth, England. Diary of Samuel 

Cutler. Com. by the Rev. Samuel Cutler 42 

VII. Record of the Boston Committee of Correspondence, Inspection and 
Safety. (Continued.) Printed by permission of Samuel F. McCleary, Esq., 
City Clerk 44 

VIII. Deaths in Stratham, N. H. Com. by Charles C. Hardy, Esq. .... 48 

IX. Will of Nowell Hilton, 1687. Com. by John T. Hassam, A.M. «... 50 

X. Deed to Thomas Cammock from Gorges and Mason, 1684. Com. by John S. 

H. Fogg, M.D 52 

XL John Grenaway, Com. by William B. Trash, Esq 53 

XII. Letter of Paul Richard to Jacob Wendell. Com. by Jeremiah Colburn, 

A.M 59 

XIII. Record Book of the First Church in Charlestown, Mass. (Continued?) 

Com. by James F. Hu?ineicell i Esq 61 

XIV. Longmeadow, Mass., Families. (Continued.) Com. by Willard S. Allen, Esq. 67 

XV. A Yankee Privateersman in Prison, 1777-79. Diary of Timothy Connor. 

.(Continued.) Com. by William R. Cutter, Esq. 70 

XVI. Papers relating to the Solart Estate, Wenham. Com. by Henry F. Waters, 

A.B 73 

XVII. Voyages of Gosnold and Pring to New England, 1602-3. By the Rev. B. 

F. Be Costa 76 

XVIII. Taxes under Gov. Andros. (Continued.) Town Rate of Stow, Mass., 1688. 

Com. by Walter Lloyd Jeffries, A.B ... 81 

XIX. Births, Marriages and Deaths in Lyme, Conn. Com. by the late F. W. 

Chapman, A.M 82 

XX. Notes and Queries : 

Queries concerning Harvard Graduates, 85-8 ; An Indian Genealogy in prepara- 
tion ; Motto of the Willi ims arms; Selden queries; Arnold's Expedition, 88; 
Family Connections of Mrs. Gov. Matthew Griswold; Capt. William Evelyn; 
Prof. George Hill; Thurston, 8*; Cheever family; Sawyer, Flint, and Thurs- 
ton; Miss Davenport ; Hancock or Handcock of Maryland; Brewer, 90; Ship 
Dolphin; East Cheshire — Past and Present; Genealogical Memoirs of Chester 
of Chicheley ; Penn family of Virginia, 91 ; Hathaway ; Farrabas, Furbish, &c. ; 
Stevens ; Shakespeare in New England, 92 ; Faneuil ; Dixwell ; Missing volumes 
of Massachusetts records; Dennison, 9i; Winslow Memorial; Dalhber, 94; 
Virginia Colonial Currency; Davenport and Danfortli, 95; Dunn, Giindall, 
Brown; John Lovewell; Gloria Dei Church, Philadelphia; Lfe of Robert 
Mori is, 96; Balch, Audebert, Kimoerly, Treadwoll ; Town Histories in Pre- 
paration — Amesbury, Mass., Cornwall, Ct., Old Dunstable, Guilford, Ct., Rox- 
bury, Mass.,Townsend, Mass.; Genealogies in Preparation — Caumnan, Chidscy, 
Conant, Cragie, Churchman, Currier, Foster, Harued, Henry, Hepburn. Lord, 
Mahon, McCullagh, Montgomery, Pierce, Peirce, Pearc, Rodenbough, Shewell, 
Selden, Thurston, Walkley, 98 '. . 85-98 

XXI. Societies and their Proceedings: 

New England Historic, Genealogical Society, June 6, Sept. 5, Oct. 3, Nov. 7, 
1877; Rhode Island Historical Societv, Oct. 2 and 16, 1877 ; Newport Historical 
Society, Oct. 23, 1877; Delaware Historical Society, Sept. 20, 1877 . . . 98-101 

XXII. Necrology of the New-England Historic, Genealogical Society : 

The Hon. Increase A. Lapham, LL.D , 101 ; The Hon. Josiah Dunham, 102; 
Jarvis M. Hatch, Esq.; The Hon. George T. Davis, 103; John G. Anthonv, Esq. ; 
Benjamin B. Davis, Esq., 104; The Hon. Silas N. Martin, 105; William E. 
Warren, Esq., 106; Alvin Adams, Esq.; Dea. Philo M. Trowbridge, 107; 
Supply C. Thwing, Esq.; -The Hon. Peter Harvey, 108 101-108 

XXIII. Notices of Recent Publications 109-120 

XXIV. List of Recent Publications 120-121 

XXV. Deaths .... * 122-124 

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JANUARY, 1878. 


By John Ward Dean, A.M., of Boston, Mass. 

WILLIAM BLANCHARD TOWNE, an efficient officer in 
the New England Historic, Genealogical Society, and the 
founder of the M Towne Memorial Fund," was born in Bow, N. H., 
Monday, October 12, 1810. He was the eldest of ten children of 
Jonathan Towne, of whom a biographical sketch has been printed 
in the Register (ante, xxix. 326) ; and was descended in the sev- 
enth generation from William Towne, of Yarmouth, in Norfolk, 
England, who emigrated to this country, and after a short residence 
in Salem, Mass., removed to Topsfield, where he died about 1672. 
A genealogical record of this family, by the subject of this sketch, 
has been printed in this periodical. 

His mother, Clarissa Hoyt, daughter of Capt. John Hoyt, whose 
ancestry will be found in David W. Hoyt's genealogy of that family 
(see p. 83 of that work), is still living, in the eighty-eighth year of 
her age. She is a woman of remarkable vigor of body and mind. 
One, who remembers her in her prime, writes : " She had not a 
peer within my knowledge." 

William began to attend school at the age of five years, and at- 
tended it till he was twelve. He then remained at home, assisting on 
the farm during the summer and going to school during the winter 
months, till he was fifteen. 

When he was about twelve years old, he began to have a strong 
desire to strike out for himself and depend upon his own efforts to 
maintain himself. When told by his father that a boy of his age 
could not get a living among strangers, he replied, " If you will let 
me try, I will never call on home for assistance to the value of a 
farthing." The spirit of self-reliance and desire to try his fortune 
in the world increased as he grew older, and he persuaded his 
mother to use her influence with his father to obtain permission 
to make a trial. At length his wish was gratified. When he 
was sixteen years old, Dr. Josiah Crosby, of Concord, the family 
VOL. xxxii. 2 

10 William B. Towne, A.M. [Jan. 

physician, was one day in Bow at the house of Mr. Jonathan Towne, 
and expressed a wish to find a boy to take care of his horse and do 
errands for Mrs. McClary, with whom he boarded, Mr. Towne 
said he thought that his son William would suit, and arrangements 
were accordingly made for the doctor to take him home on his next 
visit. As Dr. Crosby did not visit the family the next day, the boy 
became impatient ; and packing his bundle, he started on foot for 
Concord, four miles distant. The day of his leaving home he has 
himself recorded as the 20th of April, 1827. It is probable that 
he went on trial to this place ; for he records, in 1834, that a sup- 
posed residence of a fortnight in Concord had then been prolonged to 
seven years. One motive which attracted him to this place was no 
doubt the opportunity which it afforded for medical advice, for he 
states that he was then seriously affected with a lung complaint which 
had preyed upon him, till at times it was with difficulty that he 
could sit up all day, and this continually growing upon him, it was 
thought he needed the care and direction of a physician. The change 
of situation and medical advice had a beneficial effect, for he says : 
" The germ of health soon made its appearance in the feeble consti- 
tution, and continued to spread till it pervaded the whole system." 
The Hon. Moses T. Willard, M.D., of Concord, whose acquaint- 
ance with Mr. Towne dates from their boyhood, furnishes me with 
some facts, obtained from his own lips, concerning his early days in 
Concord, as follows : 

His work being light, he had much leisure time, and a teacher of a pri- 
vate school, boarding at the same house, observing that he was not inclined 
to play with the boys in the street, invited him to his school one afternoon. 
Instead of gazing around as most boys would have done, he opened a book 
on natural philosophy, and became so interested that he did not raise his 
eyes from it till the school closed. This was the stepping stone to his 
future usefulness. The teacher, thinking him a remarkable boy, furnished 
him with books and gave him tuition. The father called occasionally to 
see his son, well pleased that he was prospering so well. At the end of 
many months his wardrobe was in need of being replenished ; but he per- 
sistently refused to accept assistance from home. 

According to his mother's recollection, however, he did accept 
articles of clothing which were sent him from home while he was 
with Dr. Crosby. This may have been after he had made sure of 
being able to maintain himself; for Dr. Willard writes : 

I remember that he told me that his father at one time brought him a 
pair of shoes, which he refused to accept. When his father said, " You 
will need them, and they were purposely made for you," he replied, " Well, 
I don't want them." His father then said, " If you will not take them, 
I will give them to this boy ;" and he did give them to a boy standing by. 
When Mr. Towne told me this story, he gave as a reason why he refused 
them, that he wished to give his hope of getting his own living a fair trial. 

1878.] William B. Towne, A.M. 11 

He spent two years in this situation, attending school eight months 
the first year and ten months the second. He expresses in his diary 
gratitude for the friends who surrounded him " on every side," and 
states that he improved his time " to as good advantage as youth 
usually spend this precious season, but not so well as it might and 
should have been." 

He had now arrived at a period when it became necessary to select 
some occupation for life. His own preference was for the printing 
business, but his father did not approve of this choice, and he con- 
cluded to try a mercantile life. In April, 1829, in his nineteenth 
year, he entered the dry-goods and grocery store of William West, 
as a clerk, where he continued two years or more. He was next 
employed, in the summer of 1832, in the store of John Leach. The 
ensuing autumn he took charge of a store for Nathaniel H. Osgood 
& Co., with which firm he remained one vear. From the fall of 
1833 to the spring of 1834, he was in the employ of Samuel Evans. 
On the first of April of the latter year, he engaged with Daniel 
Carr, and went immediately to Boston to purchase goods for his 
employer, spending eleven days in that city. During his stay there 
he took particular care to visit the prominent landmarks connected 
with the events of which he had read. 

On the 14th of April, 1834, after his return from the trip to 
Boston, he commenced a diary, which he kept for a little over four 
years, the last entry being November 30, 1838. It is still preserv- 
ed, and its two post-octavo volumes show the writer's characteristics, 
neatness and method. He prefaces this diary with an account of 
his ancestry and a sketch of his life to that time. Very little is 
afterwards recorded of his business, and nothing concerning it after 
he had taken up his residence in Boston. The diary is chiefly de- 
voted to the sermons and lectures he heard, and what he saw in a 
few journeys which he made, some of which were visits to his 
parents, while others no doubt were business trips. His entries 
show a strong desire for self-improvement and spiritual culture, and 
a fear that he had failed in doing his whole duty. There are some 
notices of and reflections on his reading, and an early reference to his 
study of Mason on " Self-Knowledge." 

It seems from the diary, that in 1831 he began to have decided 
religious impressions, and on Sunday, January 1, 1832, he joined 
the First Congregational Church in Concord, the pastor of which 
was his life- long friend, the now venerable Rev. Nathaniel Bouton, 
D.D. Dr. Bouton writes me that he remembers Mr. Towne as 
"an amiable, obliging, courteous and very intelligent young man." 
In the summer of 1832 he began a sabbath school in a section of 
the town called the " Colony." In a letter to his father dated No- 
vember 1, 1832, he gives this account of the sabbath school: 
" There are six families and about twenty-eight children, and but 
one of the fathers of the children could read at the commencement 

12 William B. Towne, A.M. [Jan. 

of the season, and though the school has closed for this season, I go 
up every sabbath morn and teach them to read, and two of the men 
have learned to read quite well." The sabbath school was soon 
reopened at the " Colony," and was kept through the winter. He 
then commenced one on the " Hopkinton road." While with Mr. 
Evans he had " a class of boys ten years of age," probably in the 
6abbath school connected with Dr. Bouton's church. 

His diary shows that he early took a decided stand in the temper- 
ance and anti-slavery causes, which were then beginning to agitate 
the community. We have proof that on one occasion he refused to 
accept a desirable situation till he was assured that his employers did 
not intend to keep ardent spirits for sale. 

He remained with Mr. Carr but for a few months, and on the 
24th of July, 1834, he left Concord for Boston, where he soon 
found employment as a clerk, and five days afterwards returned to 
Concord to settle his affairs. After spending about a fortnight there, 
on the 13th of August he bade farewell to his friends in Concord 
and took up his residence in Boston. 

For a year or two after his arrival in Boston, he was employed as 
a clerk, and during this time he gained a reputation for honesty and 
ability. Having accumulated a few thousands of dollars, he became 
a partner in the house in which he had been clerk, the new firm be- 
ing Bowker, Towne & Co. He was afterwards a member of the 
firms of Keegan, Towne & Waldo ; Towne, Waldo & Co. ; and 
Towne, Hunt & Co. His partners in these firms were severally 
Joel Bowker. Jr., George P. Hayward, Augustine P. Kimball, 
Patrick Keegan, Charles F. Waldo, Austin Sumner, Francis A. 
Hunt, Samuel Hathaway and Wellington L. G. Hunt. About the 
year 1852, he became connected with the firm of James M. Beebe 
& Co., where he held the position of confidential clerk and adjuster 
of losses till the year 1865. 

On the 15th of June, 1842, he married Miss Nancy French Hill, 
daughter of Jeremiah Hill, a commission merchant in Boston. She 
was born Nov. 26, 1817, and was the seventh generation in descent 
from Ralph Hill, an early inhabitant of Billerica, Mass. For a 
short time they boarded with his wife's father at 48 Chambers Street, 
and then removed to 71 Temple Street, where he resided a few 
years. About the year 1846 he removed to Brookline, Mass. Here 
his wife died, May 3, 1858, at the age of forty. 

He was chosen assessor of Brookline in 1863, and held the posi- 
tion five years. For a time he was a trial justice for that district, 
and conscientiously discharged the laborious and difficult duties of 
the office. He also held commissions as justice of the peace for 
Suffolk and Norfolk counties. 

On the 28th of March, 1866, having a respite from business, 
he sailed for Europe, and after making a tour of about four months 
in the land of his ancestors and on the continent of Europe, he re- 

1878.] William B. Towne, A.M. 13 

turned to Boston in July of that year. On the 23d of April, 
1867, he was married at Washington, D. C, by the Rev. Charles 
B. Boynton, D.D., chaplain of the U. S. House of Representatives, 
to Miss Jennie S. Putnam, daughter of Daniel Putnam, of Milford, 
and sister of the wife of the Hon. Bainbridge Wadleigh. He then 
removed to the village of Milford, N. H., the estate which he 
purchased being about a half a mile distant from the family home- 
stead, where his parents then resided, and where both his father and 
grandfather were born. He continued to reside in Milford till his 
death, which took place at the residence of his son, at Jamaica 
Plain, Boston, Mass., April 10, 1876, at the age of sixty-five. 
He has left a widow, who, during their nine years of wedded life, 
did much to lighten his cares and encourage him in his literary and 
other labors ; and three sons, all members of the legal profession, 
namely, William Henry of Boston, and Charles Edward and Arthur 
French (a life member of the N. E. H. G. Soc.) of Chicago. 

On the 15th of September, 1852, he became a member of the New 
England Historic, Genealogical Society. In an introduction to his 
genealogy of the Towne family, which he left in manuscript, he 
states that his researches into family history commenced in 1827, 
when he was a lad at school ; and in 1834, he prefixes to his diary 
a record of his ancestors, running back four generations to his qua- 
trayle, or great-great-grandfather, Joseph Towne, living in Topsfield, 
1684. In obtaining the facts recorded, he no doubt received assist- 
ance from John Farmer, the father of American genealogy, who 
was then a resident of Concord, and with whom Mr. Towne, as he 
notes in his diary, became acquainted in 1832, two years before 
this record was made. In 1844 he had prepared an extensive gene- 
alogy of the name of Towne, to which he continued to add till his 
death. About 1852 he had printed for private distribution a large 
genealogical chart, giving a record of the families of all his ances- 
tors bearing the surname Towne, and ending with that of his own 
family. In 1866 he commenced printing in the Register (xx. 
367-71; xxi. 12-22, 217-22) a full genealogy of the Townes ; 
but the publication was suspended before the completion of the fourth 
generation. The remainder of the work is preserved in manuscript, 
and is now deposited with the New England Historic, Genealogical 

From 1861 to 1871, he held the office of treasurer of this socie- 
ty, and was chairman of the finance committee after that date. In 
January, 1875, he was elected vice-president for the state of New 
Hampshire, as the successor of the Hon. Ira Per ley, LL.D., and 
held the office till his death. He was a director of the society from 
1861, and a member of the publishing committee from 1865. For 
nine years, from October, 1865, to October, 1874, he was chair- 
man and treasurer of the Register Club, and conducted gratuitously 
the business affairs of the Register. In 1871, when he retired 
VOL. xxxii. 2* 

14 William B. Towne, A.M. [Jan. 

from the office of treasurer of the society, after ten years' service, 
during which he had discharged the duties of the office with great 
ability and fidelity, and without compensation, and had rendered 
other important services, he was invited by the society to sit for his 
portrait, as a testimonial of its appreciation of what he had done 
for it. This portrait now hangs in the society's hall. 

He was an efficient aid to the Hon. Marshall P. Wilder, president 
of the society, when he solicited and obtained donations for the 
purchase and refitting of the Society's House, and the endowment 
of a fund for the support of a librarian. The exertions of these 
gentlemen, with occasional assistance from the late Hon. George B. 
Upton and the Hon. John Cummings, were crowned with wonder- 
ful success, upwards of fifty-five thousand dollars being raised for 
these objects. In 1864 Mr. Towne established the Towne Memo- 
rial Fund, by his own donations, which fund now amounts to over 
four thousand dollars. The income derived from this fund is to be 
expended in the publication of memoirs of deceased members of 
the society. 

Besides the genealogy of the Towne family, he wrote a " History 
of the First Church in Amherst," which was printed, in 1874, in 
the volume containing the proceedings at the celebration of the one 
hundredth anniversary of the dedication of the congregationalist 
meeting-house in Amherst. He made large collections for the his- 
tory of Milford, N. H., which are now deposited with this society. 
In 1872 Dartmouth College conferred on him the honorary degree 
of Master of Arts.. 

Mr. Towne was also an influential member of the New Hamp- 
shire Historical Society. He was elected a member, June 8, 1870, 
and was chosen on the standing committee, June 14, 1871 ; on the 
committee to solicit funds for the library, June 12, 1872 ; and on 
the publishing committee, June 9, 1875. He was also a member 
of other important committees. In 1869 he paid one hundred dol- 
lars for rendering the society's building fire-proof, and a short time 
before his death subscribed two hundred dollars for a fund to sup- 
port the library. He was also an active member of the Hillsborough 
County Agricultural Society ; and at the time of his death he held 
the office of vice-president for New Hampshire of the American 
Pomological Society. 

In religion he was a trinitarian congregationalist, and, as before 
stated, united with the Eev. Dr. Bouton's church at Concord, on the 
first sabbath in the year 1832. He was dismissed July 2, 1835, to 
the First Free Congregrational Church in Boston, then recently or- 
ganized, of which the Rev. Charles Fitch was the first pastor. This 
church was of anti-slavery tendencies. It had a brief existence of 
less than a dozen years ; and it is not known that Mr. Towne united 
subsequently with any church, though he was a regular attendant 
and communicant at the churches of his denomination in Brookline, 

1878.] William B. Towne, A.M. 15 

Mass. , and Milford, N. H. It has been intimated to me, that like many 
anti-slavery men in that day, he was not satisfied with the position 
of the churches in relation to slavery, on which question he took an 
early and decided stand, being its ardent and uncompromising oppo- 
nent. There is preserved by his family a manuscript volume in his 
handwriting, recording the " Proceedings of the Boston Anti-Slavery 
Conference of Church Members, organized in April, 1835," from 
April 2, 1835, to February 17, 1836. It does not appear to be the 
official record. Throughout his diary his feelings on this subject 
are manifest. His friend, William Lloyd Garrison, Esq., the pio- 
neer in the anti-slavery movement, and its leader till its final tri- 
umph, thus writes concerning Mr. Towne's position : 

He was an early subscriber to the Liberator, and remained such till the 
close of its existence, taking a warm interest in its support and circulation ; 
for several years voluntarily making an index for the same annually. While 
he sought no conspicuity in the anti-slavery cause, and was not a public 
speaker, he gave to that cause a zealous, persistent and generous support, 
truly remembering those in bonds, as bound with them, and nobly doing 
his part toward their emancipation. I hold his memory in fragrant re- 

He took a deep interest in the cause of education, to which he 
devoted much study. As an evidence of his practical interest 
in it, it may be stated that several young men obtained from him 
the necessary funds to defray their expenses in college, he taking 
the risk of being repaid after their education was completed. He 
was always a warm supporter and advocate of the interests of the 
Milford Free Public Library, of which he was appointed a trustee 
in 1869. In 1870 he was chosen president of the board, and con- 
tinued to hold this office till 1874, when, his term of office having 
expired, he declined being again appointed a trustee. He enriched 
the library with many valuable contributions, and gave a great deal 
of time to the promotion of its interests . 

He represented Milford in the New Hampshire legislature for 
the years 1873 and 1874, and was an influential member of the 

On the 21st of August, 1871, he was chosen associate and trus- 
tee of the Milford Five Cents Savings Institution, and on the same 
day was appointed a member of the board of investment. He was 
elected president of the institution, September 16, 1872, and held 
the office till his death. He gave the institution the benefit of his 
best judgment in its management, and was always active in his 
efforts to promote its interests. 

He was chosen a director of the Souhegan National Bank of Mil- 
ford, January 9, 1872, and the same day was elected president, 
which office he held till his death, faithfully performing its duties. 
On the 20th of October, 1874, about three o'clock, masked robbers 
forced the cashier to open the vaults of the bank ; and bonds and 

16 William B. Towne, A.M. [Jan. 

other securities to a large amount, the property of the bank and in- 
dividuals, were carried off. Mr. Towne was then in New York. He 
was at once notified of what had happened, and returning to Mil- 
ford, he immediately instituted vigorous proceedings to discover who 
the robbers were, and prevent the sale of the stolen securities. 
After months of tantalizing labor and perplexing anxiety, during 
which he displayed remarkable sagacity, coolness and daring, he 
was able on the fourth of January, 1875, to return to Milford with 
all the securities, except such as were negotiable by simple delivery, 
namely, the cash and government bonds, and a one-thousand dollar 
bond which was subsequently recovered. But the strain on his 
nerves was too great for one who had been in feeble health for seve- 
ral years, and it was soon followed by nervous prostration, from 
which he suffered till his death. 

C. S. Averill, Esq., of Milford, vice-president of the Souhegan 
National Bank, thus writes concerning Mr. Towne : 

As a citizen he was highly esteemed for his probity and business energy, 
and for his active support of whatever tended to promote the interests of 
the town and its educational progress. He took a lively interest in the 
schools, and actively supported every measure for their improvement, advo- 
cating a generous expenditure in their behalf as a true economy. He was 
respected by his fellow townsmen, and his loss has been deeply felt by a 
large number who remember him by the many courtesies which he extended 
to them. 

Austin Sumner, Esq., one of his partners in business, furnishes 
the following facts concerning his mercantile career : 

The writer was associated with Mr. Towne in the dry-goods business, 
under the firm of Towne, Waldo & Co., in 1843, '4 and '5. At the expi- 
ration of the copartnership in December, 1845, the firm dissolved, Mr. 
Towne at the time being very ill and anxious to retire from business. Dur- 
ing this period the amount of business would not compare at all with that 
of later years, and yet, with moderate expenses and a reasonable commis- 
sion on our sales, it left a fair margin of net profits. Mr. Towne was very 
cautious in regard to credits, relying more on the real character of the pur- 
chaser than on his reputed capital, and was far more anxious to do a safe 
and moderate business than a large one with its additional risks. He took 
a lively interest in the welfare of the young men in our employ, which they 
were quick to perceive, and the result of which was mutually beneficial. 
Mr. Towne was not only a high toned business man, but a very agreeable 
person to be associated with, one whose name recalls many pleasant memo- 
ries of an old friend and partner. 

Wellington L. G. Hunt, Esq., another of his partners, writes : 

My earliest recollections of Mr. Towne go back to about 1842, while I 
was in business in Westboro', Mass., of which town I was also postmaster. 
Mr. Towne frequently came up in the summer season for a short visit, 
stopping at Brigham's Hotel, which for ten years was my home. Many 
Boston families were there in the summer, among them Mr. Jeremiah 
Hill, whose eldest daughter Mr. Towne married. 

1878.] William B. Towne, A.M. 17 

In the autumn of 1847, 1 came to Boston to reside, being in business with 
my brother, of Hunt & Hathaway, 45 Milk street. In the winter of 
1847-8, Mr. Towne and myself joined my brother and Mr. Hathaway, 
making a new firm, Towne, Hunt & Co. In less than a year the firm was 

Mr. Towne was unusually active, always on the move, prompt, very exact 
in everything and yet always honorable — a man of the strictest integrity 
and always purposing some good accomplishment. His intense and incessant 
activity was always too much for his nervous temperament and physical 
endurance. I feel sure that he was a true christian and a worthy follower 
of our divine Master. 

The Hon. George C. Richardson, an eminent merchant of Boston, 
who for a short time was a partner in the firm of James M. Beebe 
& Co., while Mr. Towne held a position in that house, and who 
previously had had business transactions with him, writes as follows : 

Mr. Towne, with whom I was acquainted for many years, was well known 
to the dry-goods trade as a man of strict integrity. He was a very exact 
and methodical man, and exhibited such peculiar ability in the adjustment 
of complicated accounts, that Mr. James M. Beebe, with whom he was a 
long time associated, entrusted him with this part of his business. During 
this connection, which lasted until nearly the close of Mr. Beebe's business 
life, he had the charge of various securities, real estate and other assets, 
requiring great skill and care in their disposal and conversion, in which he 
acquitted himself with great credit, and to the entire satisfaction of all 
parties interested. 

Mr. Towne's brother, John Parker Towne, Esq., a lawyer of 
high standing in Edgerton, Wisconsin, furnishes these recollections 
of his brother : 

Being some sixteen years my senior and having left home not long after 
my birth, my acquaintance with him is limited to his visits and our corres- 
pondence, which was uninterrupted from the time I was fourteen years of 
age till his death. The happiest moments of my young days were when the 
[Nashua stage-coach rolled up to the door of our home and brought brother 
William for his summer visit. This was the great event of the year. All 
the family, hired men and all, welcomed him and he them with delight. In 
my memory, he seemed to think no tour so pleasant as the one to Milford, 
and no watering place so attractive as our humble home with its plain fare 
and rustic inmates. 

While on his visits he habitually went into the field and spent a part of 
the day at work with us. He criticized our work in a friendly way, and 
inspired us with an ambition to improve our manner of labor. When work 
was over and play commenced he contrived to make our sports more attrac- 
tive than ever He frequently went in bathing with us, and one 

day taught us to swim. He led one at a time into the water nearly to our 
necks, put his hand under our chins to keep our heads above the water, 
and said, "Now strike out and swim." And to our great surprise and 
delight we did swim. Two or three efforts apiece enabled us all to 
become swimmers. 

While he took great pleasure in our games and pastimes, and often brought 
to our home useful presents, he never purchased for us toys, confectionery 

18 William B. Towne, A.M. [Jan. 

or trinkets. He taught us self-reliance, and how to use what was about us 
for pleasure and profit rather than to depend on the luxuries that money 
can purchase. 

He always manifested much interest in the welfare and happiness of every 
member of our large family, and all looked up to him as the embodiment 

of all the wisdom we needed in our undertakings He took 

a lively interest also in the welfare and success of his younger brothers 
and sisters, While he never told them his business affairs, said nothing to 
the family of his enterprises, successes or failures, he always interested 
himself in everything which concerned them, and gave them the best of 

When I was in my teens, at work on my father's farm, with plenty of 
books to read and content with my situation, he frequently asked me, " Well, 
John, what business are you going to follow?" The invariable answer was, 
"I don't know. What do you think I had better do?" "I can't tell," he 
said. Finally when I had matured a plan to quit home and farming and 
gain an education, being without money or other resources, I went to him 
with my plans. After I had laid the matter before him, I said, I have no 
money and cannot do anything unless you help me. His only reply was, 
" Go ahead," in his usual quiet tone. That was enough, and was as satis- 
factory to me as his bond would have been. As he advanced me money he 
took my notes, thus teaching me to be independent and self-reliant, as well 
as to render to each his due. To his encouragement and aid, I owe my 
education and position in society ; and he once quietly told me that I was 
not the only one he had assisted to the same extent. 

So far as I could judge, he practised the most rigid economy, not for the 
sake of acquiring wealth, but to enable him to do the most good with his 
means. And in so doing, he seemed to be anxious that no one should know 
of his beneficence beyond the beneficiary. He well expresses this in a letter 
to me written in 1868, in which he says he is endeavoring to do good to all 
around him in a quiet, unostentatious way, without anything very great or 
good being accomplished. 

The Hon. Marshall P. Wilder, president of the New-England 
Historic, Genealogical Society and of the American Pomological 
Society, of both of which institutions Mr. Towne was a vice-presi- 
dent, thus writes : 

It was my privilege to be acquainted with Mr. William B. Towne for a 
long course of years, and I am most happy to state that during this long 
period I have never been associated with any gentleman in whose sterling 
worth and integrity I have had more confidence. In the discharge of various 
duties of honor and of trust, he had the same uncompromising regard for 
justice and for truth. As a merchant and as confidential clerk of one of the 
largest mercantile firms of this city, he was highly respected for his honesty 
and fidelity. This is also true in regard to the various offices which he held 
in this city, and later in New Hampshire, his native state. His love for 
historical and genealogical research led him to connect himself many years 
since with the New England Historic, Genealogical Society, in which he 
ever evinced a deep and lively interest by years of official services and 
constant devotion to its welfare. As an efficient working member of that 
society his loss was deeply deplored. His labors in its behalf were untiring 
and judicious. As treasurer for ten years, as member and chairman of the 

1878.] William B. Towne, A.M. 19 

finance committee, member of the publishing committee, and in many other 
positions, he rendered important services', frequently advancing money when 
the society was too poor to meet its wants. His interest in the welfare of the 
society, especially in the acquisition and investment of funds, led him to 
constant watchfulness of its financial affairs, and it is very gratifying to state 
that these investments have been securely made and yield regularly more 
than usual interest. In the acquisition of funds, Mr. Towne was a member 
of the committee to purchase and rebuild the Society's House, and to raise 
a fund for the librarian's salary. For more than three months Mr. Towne 
accompanied me most of the time in these solicitations. His donations to 
establish the Towne Memorial Fund, with the accrued interest, amount to 
over four thousand dollars. This fund will constitute an enduring memorial, 
not only to his name but to those with which it will be associated. The loss 
of Mr. Towne has been severely felt, and his memory will be gratefully 
cherished by all who knew him. 

Albert H. Hoyt, Esq., now of Cincinnati, Ohio, for eight years 
editor of the Historical and Genealogical Register, and for 
many years associated with Mr. Towne in the publishing and other 
committees, furnishes these reminiscences of his friend : 

My acquaintance with the late William B. Towne began in the year 1867. 
He was then one of the most active and influential members of the Historic, 
Genealogical Society, and such he continued to be until his final sickness. 
His long business training and habits fitted him for usefulness in various 
departments of the society's interests, and he gave to them much time, labor 
and care. This is especially true of the financial department. 

It was chiefly owing to his solicitations that I was induced to undertake 
the editorial management of the Register, in 1868 ; and during the period 
of eight years following, he was one of my associates in the committee of 
publication. In that relation his cooperation, counsel and judgment were 
invaluable. He originated measures and cordially supported measures sug- 
gested by others, for the improvement and success of that periodical ; and 
to him, as much as to any one, its present prosperity and respectable standing 
are justly due. 

Of Mr. Towne's gifts to the Society and of his other services in its behalf, 
the fund which bears his name, other funds which were created in whole or 
in part through his agency or at his suggestion, the Society's House, — the 
fruit of labors in which he took no inferior share, — and the records of the 
society, furnish sufficient evidence. To him indeed in every way, the 
society, and the objects it seeks to promote, are largely indebted. He was, 
moreover, a friend to all kindred institutions, and a benefactor of several of 

With very limited early advantages for education, and with scanty oppor- 
tunities for self-improvement in after life, Mr. Towne acquired a more than 
respectable amount of knowledge of American history and of general litera- 
ture. He bought many good books and read them with intelligence. He 
remembered also what he read, and formed very sensible opinions of their 
contents. He did not affect literary tastes or culture, nor parade his know- 
ledge, but he often showed unexpected familiarity with literary and historical 
subjects of interest. 

He had made very considerable progress in compiling, and some advance 
in printing, a genealogy of the Towne Family. To this end he visited 


Births, Marriages and Deaths in Dartmouth. [Jan. 

England in 1866, and there obtained valuable materials from original 
sources. In some instances he also assisted others, engaged in like pursuits, 
with money and friendly services. 

After he removed to New Hampshire and while he was a member of the 
Legislature of that State, he aided in inducing that body to continue and 
complete the publication of the series of volumes of State Papers, which 
has been so successfully carried through under the editorial conduct of the 
Rev. Dr. Bouton ; a most timely and praise-worthy undertaking. 

Mr. Towne was a thoroughly honest and sincere man. He was a good 
man in the best sense of the word. His prudence and sagacity were seldom 
at fault. He had no whims, no jealousies, no vanity, no suspicions of his 
associates or neighbors. He was modest and simple in his tastes and habits. 
His memory survives without even the shadow of a stain. The currents 
of his emotional nature ran deep and smooth; but he had a tender heart that 
beat quickly in response to every worthy appeal of friendship or humanity. 
Of his domestic life we may say only this, that he was a devotedly affection- 
ate father and husband. 

In all the essential attributes of a good and strong character, Mr. Towne 
was a rare man ; such a friend was and will be even more rare. 


Transcribed for the Register by James B. Congdon, Esq., of New Bedford. 
[Continued from vol. xxx. page 58.] 



Spooner, Nathaniel, 
Mercy [or 
Alice [?], 
Thomas, s. 
Smith, William, 
Tabor, Richard, 
" Thomas, 
" Zephaniah, 



s. of William 

April 21, 1709 

d. of " 

Nov. 17,1710 

d. of " 

Jan. 18, 1711 or 12 

Mary], d. of William 

Jan. 8, 1713-14 

s. of William 

Jan. 9, 1715-16 

d. of " 

March 27, 1718 

s. of " 

Jan. 29, 1719-20 

s. of " 

Mav 29, 1724 


■j !■ of Nathan & Sarah 

' Oct. 18, 1754 

s. of Jonathan & Phebe 

Aug. 14, 1733 

s. of William & Elizabeth 

Dec. 28, 1753 

s. of " 


Dec. 8, 1755 

d. of " 


July 14, 1757 

d. of " 


June 7, 1759 

d. of " 


July 29, 1761 

s. of " 


Nov. 5, 1763 

s. of " 


March 29, 1765 

d. of " 


May 4, 1768 

d. of " 


Nov. 26, 1770 

s. of Philip & Susannah 

Nov. 25, 1711 

s. of " 


Nov. 18, 1713 

s. of " 


Oct. 1, 1715 

[To be continued.] 

1878.] Penhallow Papers — Indian Affairs. 21 


Communicated by Pearce W. Penhallow, Esq., of Boston. 

TOHN PENHALLOW, extracts from whose letter-book are here 
** printed, was the son of Samuel Penhallow, Esq., author of the 
History of the Indian Wars. He was born January 13, 1693. His 
family and connections will be found in the subsequent genealogy. 
He was clerk of the Superior Court in New Hampshire in 1711, and 
later was with his brother-in-law, James Pemberton, merchant in 
Boston, and afterwards connected in business with John Watts, under 
the name and firm of John Penhallow & Co. He also had a business 
connection with Capt. Oliver Noyes, Esq., physician, so styled; 
and was engaged in trade with the West Indies and with England, 
as appears from copies of his business letters. Also we find under 
date of February 4, 1718-19, a copy of a letter from Gov. Shute, 
in which he writes to Thomas Bendy sh, Esq., of Jamaica, as fol- 
lows : " I have writt to y Gov of y e Island to desire him to take 
up a negro man that belongs to Mr John Penhallow, a merch* here." 
After describing the fugitive, he adds : " Cause him to be took up 
and sent by y e first vessell bound to this place, consigned to O. 
Noyes, Esq.," his attorney at that time, Penhallow being engaged 
in a new settlement, " in y e Eastern parts of our Country," viz. at 
Georgetown, Hanover Island, or Arrowsick, about sixty miles east 
of the Piscataqua, where he had a long-continued warfare with the 
savages. Mrs. Penhallow, writing, May 22, 1721, to her kinsman 
Sir Bibye Lake in London, says, " We have met with many dis- 
couragements in this new settlement." What some of these were, 
will appear from the following 


G. Town July 13. 1720. 
To Col. Hutchinson* 
S r 

I suppose you have, ere this, seen Edgar, and have had an ac* of y e 
Confusions & Disorders occasioned by y e Indians, both at Cork and at 
Garden Island w ch has driven y e people from Cork down here, who would 
have gone to Boston in their frights if we had not stopped 'em and suffered 
only some of y r wives and children to go off, they had a prospect of a very 
considerable crop of Corn w ch they were obliged to leave inasmuch as they 
were threatened to be knocked in y e head if they continued there any longer ; 
the men are going up to day in order to Hill & secure their Corn. Altho' we 
are, every man belonging to y e town, at Present engaged in fortifying Mr. 
Newman's house and enlarging y e Garrison & Strengthening it. I have, 

* Col. Edward Hutchinson.— Ed. 

22 Penhallow Papers — Indian Affairs. [Jan. 

I think, pretty well secured my own House ; we keep (by y e Inhabitants) 
a constant watch in the Town of four or six men to prevent being surprised, 
hoping y e publick will, at this Session, strengthen the settlem t8 here & not 
leave us to be insulted by y e Indians, w ck we shall Experience by y e men's 
being drawn off to Casco ; Whereas the prayer of y e Petition was for this 
river for w ch they were Granted, and now all but about 18 men drawn off 
to Casco & y e remainder going to-morrow, y e sloop is ready to take 'em in 
w ch obliges us to be y e more carefull for our security, and comes hard upon 
so few people, and more especially as y e whole town has been obliged for 
6 or 8 days past to do nothing but fortify ourselves ; I hope you will con- 
sider hereof and use your utmost that proper methods may be taken to 
Secure & defend us & y e Settlem 18 or let y e Public draw us off, if they 
will pay y e charges, inasmuch as they Encouraged y e Settlers, for we are 
Englishmen and Desire y e privileges as such if we are still encouraged. 
Endeavour to get y e Arms sent back that were sent up to be repaired, as 
also some Ammunition. W th my Resp t8 to y r lady 

I am S r Y r most Humb 1 Serv* 

J. Penhallow. 

I now write to y e Gov 1 ",* be pleased to communicate this to Co 1 Winthrop 
&c. I have writ to y e people at Topsham to stand their ground, for y e pre- 
sent at least, and do w* I can to encourage 'em. 

I have desired ye Gov r to Let Com 8 be made out for this place. I desire 
to be excused. 

G. Town July 13 th 1720. 

May it Please Y r Excellency 

I Judge y r Ex cy ere this has an Ace* from his Hon r y e L* 
Gov r of N. Hamps e f of his Treaty w th y e Indians here concerning one 
Hannoch, an Indian supposed to be kill d at Piscat qe , w ch was concluded 
with seeming Joy & Satisfaction. Immediately after y e business being fin- 
ished y c Gov r went hence. 

Y e next day y e Inhabitants in Merrymeeting Bay were threatened by y e 
Indiaus if they did not immediately remove, they sh d be knocked in y e 
head, upon w ch 7 or 8 families came here, y e men we endeavored to pre- 
vent going off till orders from y e Govern 1 , altho' some of their wives and 
child 11 went away. 

Upon w ch y e people of y e Island tho't proper to put 'emselves into a De- 
fensible Posture, & have & are Garrisoning three Houses in suitable 
places of y e town, & keep a strict watch. I tho't it proper to inform y r Ex cy , 
that y e forces in His Maj ty8 service are chiefly remote from us, & y e remain- 
der part going away, w ch I hope y r Ex cy will think of inasmuch as this River 
is ye Boundary of y e Province, & more immediately exposed to y e rage & 
malice of y e Norridgewalk Indians, who have an insulting fellow of a Jesuit 
among 'em and is y e Instigator of Disorder ; We hope & desire your Ex cy 
will take us under your Paternal Care & screen us from all those Dangers 
that threaten us. We have only one Com d officer here (Lt. Trescut). Col. 
Hutchinson will nominate others to y r Ex cy if y r Ex cy will be pleased to 
appoint & Commission 'em. We rely wholly on y r Ex cys care and tho't of 
us. I am in behalf of y e Town, y r Ex cys Most Dutifull 

& Most Ob* Hum 6 Servant 

p Mr. Peet. J. Penhallow. 

* Samuel Shute, governor of Massachusetts.— Ed. 
t John Wentworth.— Ed. 

1878.] Penhallow Papers — Indian Affairs, 23 

In August, 1721, Penhallow, then governor of Arrowsick, was 
commissioned a captain that he might fight for his property and kill 
Indians according to law and order. 

G. Town June 15 th 1722 
ab l 5 of y e Clock in afternoon. 
May it please Y r Ex cy 

The Common Calamity of this part of the Country is such that 
the people upon the River & Merry meeting Bay are all flying for shelter, 
& that no arguments can persuade to keep their houses, at least for the pre- 
sent. The Indians began their Hostilities upon 9 or 10 families, and took 
such a number of 'em as they tho't fit ; they used 'em very barbarously 
coming to & forcing into their houses at midnight, hauling 'em out of bed 
by the hair & stripped 'em of whatever was valuable, those they gave Lib- 
erty to go away they left hardly any thing to Cover 'em. About 30 people 
they have already treated thus ; Yesterday morning they kill'd 10 oxen 
belonging to M r Alexander Hamilton & Broens, & some others of their 
Cattle, & carr'd away only the fat of their inwards, they make great spoil 
of cattle, & let their flesh lye perishing upon the ground. They have burnt 
M r Temple's house at the Chaps of the Bay & killed some of his Cattle, 
Cut all the Cauoos to p 8 y* they met w th to prevent any intelligence. Have 
burnt Co 1 Winthrop's mill & mill house & killed what Cattle they met w th 
there, in short they have done what they pleased in Merrymeeting Bay & 
upon this river home to the guards, & have endeavored for some days (w ch 
we have since discovered) of surprising the Whaleboats that meet in Merry- 
meeting Bay every day to give intelligences from place to place & to dis- 
cover the Indians ; the boats had not parted but a few hours before they 
began their Hostilities upon y e Inhabitants. I trust y r Ex cy has Expresses 
of this matter by Land so that I have only to inclose a letter I rec d from 
one of the Captives by one of the Subscribers they set at Liberty. We 
shall keep on our cruises w th the whaleboats. Am also sending out about 
20 men in 2 or 3 boats to save what Cattle the Indians have killed & left 
perishing on the ground. 

I am y r Ex cys most dutiful & most ob e IP Serv*. 

J. Penhallow. 

Following the preceding letter in Penhallow's letter-book is this 
agreement without signatures : 

At a meeting of the officers, the subscribers, at Arrowsick to consider 
what is most proper to be done for the Covering & Securing the Inhabi- 
tants w th their Cattle & from the Insults of the Indians, 

Its agreed upon as follows, 

1 st That 20 men of Capt Penhallow's Comp n w th a Whaleboat be continu- 
ed at Richmond. 2 dly 10 men of Cap* Harmonds* Comp s be continued 
at the Garrison at Garden Island. 

3 dly That the Familys at Topsham, being but about 6 or 7 left will be safe 
at Brunswick if they remove there w th their Cattle, where there are 
Houses sufficient to receive 'em & feed eno' for their Cattle, there 
being no Garrison House or place of safety at Topsham ; The Cattle 

* Capt. John Harman belonged to York. — Ed. 

24 Penhallow Papers — Indian Affairs. [Jan. 

& Hoggs being removed to Brunswick, the fields at Topsham & Sum- 
merset will be safe, the whale boats to cruise there two or three times a 
week, or as often as may be to prevent any further damage from the 
Indians also to make a discovery of the enemy's motions. 

4 th That 13 or 20 men of Capt Barker's Cop y be removed to the Garrison 
at Maquoit in order to assist in Garrison 8 a suitable house in the 
middle of Brunswick Plains that there may be 3 garrisons there, w ch 
we judge will be sufficient to secure and cover the Inhabitants there, 
those garrisons will then be about a mile & a half distant from each 

5 thly That Capt Penhallow have thirty men at G. Town to Cover the gar- 
risons there, and that three garrisons be kept if possible w th the assist- 
ance of the Inhabitants, & that he keep a good guard at his own house 
where the stores & arms are," and thus he sh d have a Whaleboat there 
which is of necessity. 

gthiy That Capt Harmond remove to Augusta w th 30 men & a Boat, & 
take care of that Garrison there w ch is worth a keep g for its Goodness 
& situation that he may be of security to y e Inhabitants in that town- 
ship, where there's about 250 head of Cattle & in case of a Rupture 
majr be Driven near the Garrison where there is summer feed enough 
& Hay Eno' for Winter in order for their security y* they may not fall 
into the enemy's hands. 

7 th Maj. Moody's* Comp a be at Casco, Pappoduck, Spurwink & Scarboro' 
where they are now posted & that a Whaleboat be at Falm°. 

G. Town June 18 th 1722. 
Hon rblc Sir 

I doubt not but you have, ere this, heard of the Confusions and Dis- 
tractions in this River occasioned by the Indians, & that some are taken 
Captive, I verily believe if they don't receive their Hostages in a little time 
they be for further damage, & if they can't take such persons here as they 
would they will endeavour to take some further Westward. I can't see 
wherein it will be for the Hon r of the Governm* so to stoop as to give 'em 

up on their demand Capt Harmond is posted at the Garr 11 at 

Augusta w th 30 of his Comp y to secure that place and receive Inhabitants 
& creatures in case of a rupture, there being upwards of 300 head of 
that side. The Behav 1 of the Indians is such, together w th their threaten- 
ing Language, y* I can see nothing but that a War should ensue 

My humble service to Mad™ v r Lady & family. 

I am Sir y r most Dutifull & most ob* H le SV 

J. P. 
To the Hon rble L* Gov 1 Wentworth. 

G. Town July 4 th 1722. 
May it please Y r Ex cy 

I rec d y r Ex cys Letter of Express of y e 20 th ult : but last night ; this 
morning I Dispatched away my whale boat up the river & called in the In- 
habitants, also ordering the boat to Richm d to direct the officer there to keep 
strict guards, inasmuch as I had just heard of Capt. Westbrooks being at- 

* Maj. Samuel Moody belonged to Falmouth, Me.— Ed. 

1878.] Penhallow Papers — Indian Affairs. 25 

tacked at St. Georges & the Dam a y* was done there, but as soon as the 
boat had got as far as Merry meeting Bay they seeing ab* 30 of the Indians, 
who as soon as they found 'eniselves discovered man d out their Canoos in 
chase of the Boat w ch was obliged to return & soon got clear of them, some 
Houses in Merry meeting Bay were just then set on fire w ch they saw burn- 
ing, after I had this ac* we observed smokes to rise in Long Reach, & M r 
Allen y e Bearer being at his own House ab* 3 miles off was willing to try 
to get him off. I man'd out y e Boat with some fresh hands & releaved him, 
who had been in defence of his House for ab* two Hours, it happen'd we 
lost no men tho' they fought the Indians air* half an hour before they could 
get M r Allen away, its probable we wounded if not killed some of y e 

I have got 3 Garrisons in this Town in a Good posture of Defence, & 
am further strengthening 'em according to y r Ex cys order they are within 
shot of one another, & some good Houses between that we are able to re- 
ceive a good number of men, M r Allen y* now comes up will give y r Ex cy 
a more particular account of his Loss and what happen'd to him this day. 

I have divided my half Co that are here among the three Garrisons for 
their Better Defence. I am fortifying for the security of the stores, would 
pray y r Ex cy to order me two Swivel Guns to fix in the flankers for the 
defence of the same. 

There are here several Stout Lusty young men that have been robbed of 
all by the Indians would be glad to be in the service if y r Ex cy would be 
pleased to admit of it, who cannot possibly subsist without, I have detained 
'em 'till y r Ex cys order, inasmuch as y r going off will weaken the country. 
I am y r Ex cy8 most dutiful & ob* H. S 4 

J. Penhallow. 

G. Town 7 br 10 th 1722, 
ab* 8 of y e Clock in the Evening. 
May it please y r Ex cy 

I arrived here this day from Casco ab fc three of y e Clock in the 
afternoon when we found the Town on Fire, & the Garrisons engaged and 
had been fighting the Indians from sun rise, tho' just at our landing there 
happened to be a respite so that I got safely ashore, I presently found the 
Indians to be very numerous not Less than 500, I Bro't Cap* Harmon from 
Augusta w th part of his men, who with the 30 men I Bro* with me from 
Casco w th Cap* Penhallow & Capt Temple* & a detachm* from their Gar- 
risons, making up in all ab* 80 men we attacked 'em & fought 'em for about 
an hour & half 'till night Came on — w ch obliged us to part, I am sorry the 
officers at home should send such ordinary men as many of 'em are, I have 
reason to complain having tryed 'em this day. 

There are a great many of strange Indians (supposed to be from Canada) 
among 'em & having had such a smart Brush at this place, we are well 
assured w tk the Loss of some of their men, We suppose they will draw off 
and attack the other places, so that at present I don't think proper to draw off 
any men from Casco, Black Point &c a till I see what becomes of this Great 
Body of Indians, we should have made up ab* 120 men in our skirmish 
w th the Indians, but a party of both Comp 8 was sent off as a Guard to the 

* Capt. Robert Temple had been an officer in the Irish army, and came over with a large 
number of families to settle in this country, but this war prevented it. — Williamson's Maine. 
h. 119.— Ed. 


26 Penhallow Papers — Indian Affairs, [Jan. 

stores sent to Richmond a clay or two ago. Considering the number of 
Indians that are now out, having advised w th the officers its not practicable 
to attempt the Garrison at Penopscut w th less than 400 men, & having 
Exam d the Companys that are out I find 480 men if the Companys were 
all full, but every Company is not full that I supposed there is not above 450 
men in all out, & I can't draw above 200 effective men out of 'em. The 
3 Companys that I ordered Maj Moody to send forward here from Casco 
& Black p* &c a I have tho't proper to continue there, for the present till 
advised from y r Ex cy Least this body of Indians should fall upon 'em there, 
its but a few days ago since Cap* Harmon fired upon above 50 Canoes at 
Aug a . Indians are discovered almost every day in these Towns, so that as 
I hinted before there is a great number of 'em among us, I begg y r Ex cy to 
Consider of the Circumstances of this Expedition w h I humbly submit to 
y u ; being Loath to go w th out a suitable number of men, Least the Conse- 
quences might be fa tall. I am Sir y r Ex cys 

Most Dutifull & Most Ob* Hum. Serv* 

S. Walton.* 

The number of men killed in this days action, 
is 3 men & had 3 wounded. The enemy, we are well 
assured, Lost ab* 10 w ch we see 'em carry off. 

G. Town 7 br 13: 1722. 
May it please y r Ex cy 

<&? Capt Harmon I wrote y u particularly of w* has happened 
among us by the Indians & that Stratton was gone up the river to carry 
Stores to the Garrison at Richmond y e day after they attacked us here, they 
fought the sloop in coming down the river, w ch obliged them to come to 
anchor for their safety, hearing their Guns & found they delayed their 
coming down, I sent up another Sloop to assist 'em & this morning they 
both returned here, there was only Stratton & two men in his sloop wound- 
ed. As I wrote you p Cap* Harmond there could be no great matters at 
present expected to be done without more men except holding the Garri- 
sons & making good our ground Cap* Temple having been in the fight 
openly as well in Defense of his Garrison in the former part of the day 
will give y r Ex cy a particular ac* of affairs w th us. Cap* Temple hav g 
some particular urgent business at Bos 11 I tho't proper to allow him to be 
the Bearer of this, he is to come back by the return of the Sloop. I have 
sent Saunders to attend y r Ex cys orders. 

I am y r Ex cys most dutifull & 

Most Ob* Hum. Serv* 

Shad: Walton. 

Not long after the Indian troubles referred to in the foregoing 

" The delegates of the six nations of Iroquois, with the Mohegan and Scat- 
acook Indians, being disposed to come to Boston, were kindly entertained 
there. And at a conference with the General Assembly signified a great 
concern for the blood that was so often shed by their kinsmen and brethren ; 

* Col. Shadrach "Walton commanded the New Hampshire troop on an expedition 
against Port Royal, now Annapolis, 1710. He presided, 1713, as senior in the Council of 
New Hampshire.— P. "W. P, 

1878.] JPenhallow Papers — Indian Affairs. 27 

that from the first they were friends to the English, and as a testimony of 
their continuing so, presented a belt of wampum, which, according to 
their custom, is the renewing the covenant. His Honor the Lieut. Gover- 
nor, as an acknowledgement, gave each of them a piece of plate, with 
figures engraven thereon, as a turtle, a bear, a hatchet, a wolf, &c 

" After this, they were entertained with the curious sight of a gun that 
was made by the ingenious Mr. Pirn of Boston ; which, although loaded 
but once, yet was discharged eleven times following w T ith bullets, in the 
space of two minutes ; each of which went through a double door at fifty 
yards distance. 

" They were then presented with an ox, which with bows and arrows they 
killed and dressed according to their own custom ; where thousands of spec- 
tators were present to behold and hear their barbarous singing and dancing. 
But notwithstanding this free and generous entertainment, with the firm 
promises they made of falling upon our enemies, all proved of little or no 
significancy ; which was principally owing to the powerful influence of the 
Dutch, for the sake of trade and commerce with them." # 

On the 15th day of December, 1725, a treaty of peace, or "The 
submission and agreement of the Eastern Indians," which is printed 
in full in Penhallow's "Indian Wars," was signed by 

Sauguaaram -j Totem > alias Loron. 

Arexus. -j Totem 

Francois -j Totem !• Xavier. 

Meganumba. < Totem 

Not until after this date were the settlers at ease as to incursions 
and raids by the savages. Now that they can pursue their business 
without fear of molestation, Penhallow is interesting himself to pro- 
vide them with proper religious teaching, as will appear from the 
following letter : 

Portsmouth 9 br 25 th 1728. 
To Capt Sam 1 Denny to be communicated 
to the people of Arrowsick. 

Gent 1 , When I arrived in this place I took care to write to the 
Rev d Minis" of Boston in y r name, thanking them for their care of you, in 
behalf of a minister, & upon my going to Boston w ch was soon after, the 
propr ers there and here were well pleased to subscribe among themselves 
lo£ for half a year and Mr Belknap has given 20s. ; since w ch the Rev d 
Mr Colman's care for you has been such as to prevail w th Mr. Baxter's son*)" 

* Penhallow's "Indian Wars," in N. H. Hist. Coll., vol. i. p. 101.— P. W. P. 

f Perhaps Joseph Baxter, H. C. 1724, who was bom May 14, 1706, and died of the small- 
pox at Dublin, December, 1732. His father, the Rev. Joseph Baxter, H. C. 1693, minister 
of Mediield, Mass., was a missionary to the Eastern Indians in 1717 and 1721. A journal 
of his missionary labors is printed in the Register, xxi. 45-60, and his family record, xx. 
157-8 .-Ed. 

28 Memoir of the Pe7ihallow Family. [Jan. 

to come among you ; a Gent m of a Great & Good Character & Worthy son 
of such a Father. I now Desire & Earnestly Charge you to carry it re- 
spectfull & Dutifull to him. Encourage him in all you can ; take heed of 
little & trifling Misunderstandings among y r selves ; Let nothing Disquiet 
his Peace — provide him a sufficiency of wood, though I suppose he will be 
with Mr. Denny this winter where things will doubtless be convenient. 
By your Good Carriage to y r Minist r , a suitable behaviour among your- 
selves in y e sight of God & man — you may humbly hope & pray for God's 
blessing upon you. Let the Sabbath be carefully regarded & Dilligent 
attendance on the public worship, take care not to begin y r weekly labours 
so as to borrow of y e Sabbath, as some in times past have shamefully 

What I write is out of a sincere desire for y r good. I Don't doubt of 
the Continuance of the Prop" fav r to you, & having something allowed by 
the Gen 1 Court for the next year & when I come down will advise with 
you that the land not forfeited sh d pay tow ds the support of the minister. 
I heartily wish you health & prosperity, 

and am y r Loving fr d John Penhallow. 


By Pearce W. Penhallow, Esq., of Boston, Mass. 

SAMUEL PENHALLOW was born at St. Mabyn, county of 
Cornwall, in Great Britain, July 2, 1665. His ancestors had 
long possessed landed estates in that county.* 

In 1686 he came with Rev. Charles Morton, formerly rector of 
the parish in Blisland in Cornwall, to Boston, Mass. Morton hav- 
ing taken charge of the church in Charlestown, Penhallow united 
with that church and pursued his studies, intending to qualify him- 
self for the ministry. Discouraged by the political troubles in 
Massachusetts from entering the ministry, he removed to Ports- 
mouth ; and July 1, 1687, married Mary Cutt, daughter of John 
Cutt, the first president of the Council of the Province of New 
Hampshire. The wife of President Cutt was Hannah Starr, " a 
gentlewoman of sweet temper and singular piety," daughter of 
Dr. Comfort Starr, " an eminent physician of Boston, one of the 
first settlers, who left his own country purely for the sake of reli- 
gion, and brought over with him a very plentiful estate." The 
eldest son of Dr. Starr, bearing the father's christian name, was a 
graduate of Harvard College in 1647, a good scholar, an excellent 
preacher, and was one of those 2000 ministers, who, after the 
restoration of King Charles the Second, were displaced in the year 
1662, on "that Black Bartholomew Day." 

Mary Cutt, whom Samuel Penhallow married, was born in Ports- 
mouth, November 17, 1669. When she was only five years of age 

* This family of Penhallow used the same arms as Thomas Penhallow of Penhallow, 
in Cornwall, namely, Vert a hare argent. Crest, A goat argent, horned or. 

1878.] Memoir of the Penhallow Family . 29 

" her mother died, and before she arrived at twelve her father died ; 
but such was his prudent care that he committed her unto the Con- 
duct and Inspection of the Rev. Mr. Moody, who faithfully discharg- 
ed his duty in giving her a pious and liberal education. She was 
in her eighteenth year when married to Penhallow, and inherited 
from her father a valuable patrimony, part of which was land 
whereon a large portion of the town of Portsmouth is built." 

In the memoir of Mr. Penhallow by Nathaniel Adams, Esq., pub- 
lished in Vol. I. of the Collections of the New Hampshire Histori- 
cal Society, it is stated that " having engaged in trade, he accu- 
mulated a large estate, and lived in a style not inferior unto any of 
the first rank in the Government. He was given to Hospitality ; his 
house was open to every stranger of distinction who visited the 
town ; and the poor found in him at all times a friend ready to re- 
lieve their distress. 

" He was early appointed a Magistrate, and in the discharge of 
his duty was prompt, decisive and firm, and literally a terror to evil 
doers. He received a mandamus as one of his Majesty's Council, 
and took his seat at the board. In the Council, Mr. Penhallow was 
an active and influential member, and as Senior Councillor presided 
with dignity and impartiality. In 1714 Mr. Penhallow was ap- 
pointed a Justice of the Superior Court of Judicature ; and in 1717 
Chief Justice of the same Court, which office he held until his death." 
He likewise filled the office of Treasurer of the Province. Says 
his biographer, in conclusion : n Judge Penhallow had a strong mind 
improved by education, and was distinguished for firmness and per- 
severance in the line of duty. He filled many of the most impor- 
tant offices in the Government, and discharged the duties attached 
to them with great integrity. His attachment to the country in- 
creased with his residence in it, and he used his constant endeavors 
to promote its best interests." 

" His firmness and perseverance were essential qualities in a per- 
son concerned in the administration of government in the turbulent 
times in which he lived, and the public reaped the benefit of them." 

His name is perhaps more distinguished as author of the " History 
of the Wars of New England with the Eastern Indians," first pub- 
lished in 1726 (a few copies of which are still in existence), and 
republished in the N. H. Hist. Coll. in 1824. He died Dec. 2, 

The character of Mary Cutt, his wife, born November 17, 1669, 
died February 8, 1713, is given in the following extracts from a 
manuscript obituary notice, by her husband : 

" She was Pleasant in her family, Affable with her neighbors, Com- 
passionate to the Poor, Courteous unto Strangers, reserved in Company, 

Expressing herself with a modesty bordering 6n bashfulness She was 

excellently well skilled both with her pen and her needle, a good accompt- 
ant, and able to take any sermon in short hand as it was delivered. 

30 Memoir of the Penhallow Family, [Jan. 

" Her attire was always neat and handsome, an utter enemy unto any- 
thing gay or fashionable, as she was not so modish as to be first in fashion, 
neither was she so singular as to be the last out of it. In her family she was 

admirable As a Mistress, one who always allowed sufficiency of food 

and raiment. Pro v. 31: 13, 14, [was fulfilled in her, ' she wrought willingly 
in "Wool and Flax, and brought her food from afar '] — and in sickness was 
very tender of any member of her household. 

" The like care did she show to her very negroes, especially in catechis- 
ing and learning of them to read the Bible, and, a little time before she was 
taken ill, was heard to say that she esteemed the souls of her servants next 
to her own children, and was therefore obliged to mind them 

" Her funeral sermon was preached by Rev. Mr. Nathaniel Rogers."* 

1. Samuel 1 Penhallow and Mary Cutt his wife had : 

i. Hannah, b. May 3, 1688 ; in. James Pemberton, merchant of Boston. 
ii. Mary, b. Dec. 1, 1689 ; m. Hon. Benjamin Gambling, Judge of Probate. 
iii. Samuel, shipmaster, b. Oct. 4, 1691 ; m. in 1730, in England, and re- 
mained there. 

2. iv. John, merchant, b. Jan. 13, 1693. 

v. Phebe, b. Jan. 14, 1695 ; had four husbands. She m. first, Capt. Gross, 
of Charlestown ; second, Maj. Leonard Vassall (his second wife), 
and had Anne, 3 who m. Feb. 20, 1749-50, first, John Borland, son 
of Francis; m. second, April 27, 1784, William Knight, merchant, 
of Portsmouth. N. H. It is erroneously stated in Brewster's 
" Rambles about Portsmouth," that she was the " daughter of John 
Moffat," instead of Maj. Leorard Vassall. She continued to reside 
in Portsmouth long after the death of her husband, and was much 
esteemed and honored. Mad. Knight d. at Boston, June 20, 1823, 
and was buried in the Granary burying ground. By her first hus- 
band, John Borland, she had twelve children : 

1. Phoebe, 4 b. Oct. 27, 1751 ; m. George Spooner, of Boston, and 

had issue. 

2. John-Lindall, 4 b. Aug. 18, 1753 ; H. C. 1772 ; entered the Brit- 

ish army ; d. in England, Nov. 16, 1825. 

3. Francis, 4 b. April 11, 1756 ; H. C. 1744 ; m. in 1783, Hannah, 

dau. of Jerathmel Bowers ; practised as a physician at Ports- 
mouth a few years ; removed to Somerset, Mass. ; d. in 1826, 
leaving male issue. 

4. Jane, 4 b. Oct. 26, 1757; m. Jonathan Simpson and had issue. 

Their dau. Henrietta was m. to Titus Welles, of Boston. 

5. Leonard- Vassall, 4 b. July 1, 1759; m. Sarah, dau. of Dr. James 

Lloyd, Feb. 8, 1785 ; d. on board ship John Jay, in June, 
1801 ; had issue. 

6. James, 4 b. May 26, 1761. 

7. William, 4 bapt. March 23, 1764 ; d. young. 

8. Samuel, 4 b. Dec. 22, 1765 ; H. C. 1786 ; m. at Demerara ; d. in 

the state of New York, and left issue. 

9. Anne. 4 10. Elizabeth. 4 11. Thomas Alleyne. 4 12. Sarah, 4 

d. young. 
Phebe 2 m. for her third husband, Hon. Thomas Graves, H. C. 1703, 
who d. June 19, 1747. Her fourth husband was Francis Borland 

* Judge Penhallow adds : " This Mr. Rogers descended out of the Loins of the famous 
Mr. John Rogers, who was martyred in the Reign of Queen Mary." The manuscript here 
quoted bears date Feb. 23, 1713. This is the earliest date to which we can trace the state- 
ment that the Ipswich Rogers family is descended from the martyr. We next rind it in 
1764, in Hutchinson's History of Massachusetts, vol. i. 194. The statement or tradition is 
erroneous, however. See the Life of John Rogers, the proto-martyr, by Col. Joseph L. 
Chester, LL.D., of London, England, a descendant of the Rev. John Rogers of Dedham, 
England, through the Rev. Nathaniel Rogers of Ipswich, Massachusetts, from whom the 
Rev. Nathaniel Rogers, of Portsmouth, N. H., named in the quotation, was also descend- 
ed. Col. Chester has collected sufficient evidence to prove that this family is not de- 
scended from the martyr, as above stated. — Ed. 

1878.] Memoir of the Penhallow Family. 31 

(father of John), m. March 21, 1749. She d. a widow, April 3, 
1775, aet. 80 years. 

vi. Elizabeth, b. Dec. 21, 1698; m. first, Dummer, of Newbury ; 

second, Rev. Christopher Toppan, H. C. 1691 ; had one son by first 
husband. Mother and son both living in 1764. 

vii. Lydia, b. Sept. 11, 1700 ; d. in 1718 ; m. Henry Sloper ; had one son 
who d. unm. 

viii. Deborah, b. Jan. 2, 1702; m. William Knight; had Deborah, 3 Wil- 
liam 3 and Temple. 3 

ix. Benjamin, b. Dec. 17, 1704 ; H. C. 1723 ; d. 1725. 

x. Joshua, b. Sept. 2, 1707; M.D. ; d. unm. 

xi. Susannah, b. Jan. 10, 1708; m. William Winkley. 

xii. Joseph, shipmaster, b. Jan. 5, 1710 ; was in England in 1730 ; is sup- 
posed to have married and remained there. 

xiii. Olympia, b. Feb. 12, 1711 ; d. single, 1743. 

Samuel Penhallow married, second, Sept. 8, 1714, Abigail, widow of Dr. 
James Osborn, of Boston. Her first husband was Winslow, her maiden 
name Atkinson. Had : 

xiv. Richard, b. 1715 ; d. unm. 1740. 

2. John 2 Penhallow (Samuel 1 ), of whom further particulars will be 
found in the preceding article, was born Jan. 13, 1693 ; m. Elizabeth, wid- 
ow of John Watts, who until death had been his partner in business. Mrs. 
(Watts) Penhallow was daughter of Peter Butler. By her former hus- 
band she had a son, born 1713, who went to England in 1733, at the age 
of 20 ; also a daughter Elizabeth, born March 18, 1711-12. They had : 

i. Mary, who d. young. 

ii. Samuel, m. Prudence Kneeland ; no issue. Their names were long 
held in veneration and esteem, as Dea. Penhallow and wife, walking 
with christian uprightness, and abundant in good works. The Dea- 
con was also a magistrate, and administered justice in his sphere 
without fear or favor. To quote from a late historian, " Justice 
Penhallow was a strict constructionist, believing with C. J. Jay 
that justice should be administered faithfully, impartially, and with- 
out delay. He recognized only two distinctions of character of those 
living under and being entitled to the protection of the laws, viz. : 
Obedience to, and disobedience of, those laws. Neither the posses- 
sion of wealth nor any adventitious condition of life of the accused 
could influence the old Deacon." [Brewster.] 

3. iii. John, m. first, Sarah Wentworth ; m. second, Ann Wendell. 

3. John 3 Penhallow (John, 2 Samuel 1 ) m. first, Sarah, dau. of Hunk- 
ing Wentworth and his wife Elizabeth Wibird. (H. W., uncle of the 
then royal governor, was chairman of the first Committee of Safety, 
1774.) They had eleven children : 

i. Richard- Wibird, merchant. 

ii. John, d. young. iii. Elizabeth, d. young. 

iv. Samuel, b. June 9, 1757 ; m. Hannah Sherburne ; had Nancy, 5 who m, 

Judge Evans. 
v. John, H. O. 1777; m. Sarah Phillips ; had three sons, all of whom d. 

single ; also two daughters : 

1. Sarah, 5 who m. Eben Hathaway, an eminent teacher of a gram- 

mar school and of music in Portsmouth, and whose daughter 
Anne 6 m. Col. W. W. Brown, of Providence, R. 1. 

2. Elizabeth, 6 who d. single, 
vi. Sarah, who d. single. 

vii. Thomas, m. Hannah Bunbury, and had : 

1. Thomas-Wibird, 5 merchant, b. Jan. 17, 1784 ; d. Sept. 22, 1876. 
He m. first, Mary, dau. of John Beach, of Gloucester ; seq- 

32 Memoir of the Penhallow Family. [Jan. 

ond, Susan, youngest dau. of David Pearce, of Gloucester. 
No issue by either marriage. 
2. Sarah- Ann, 5 who m. Jeremiah Goodwin, Esq., and had two 
daughters : 

1. Mary-E.-Rice, 6 who m. John Treat Paine, Esq., counsel- 

lor at law in Boston, who d. at Cliftondale, July 21, 
1865. They had : 

(1) John 7 and Jeremiah, 7 twins, b. Aug. 12, 1829. 

Jeremiah d. Dec. 2, 1832 ; John d. Feb. 7, 1851. 

(2) Isabella-Sewall, 7 b. Sept. 30, 1830 ; m. Aug. 23, 

1848, Horatio G. Herrick. She d. Jan. 12, 

(3) Jeremiah-Goodwin, 7 b. Aug. 19, 1832 ; d. Nov. 

30, 1851. 

(4) Sarah-Ann-Penhallow, 7 b. Oct. 11, 1835; m. 

Sept. 29, 1853, Nathaniel Hobbs. She d. Feb. 
6, 1854. 

(5) Mary-Louise, 7 b. March 31, 1838; d. June 12, 


(6) Mary- Louise, 7 b. 1841 ; d. at the age of 3 years. 

(7) Lucy-M.-Allen, 7 b. June 13, 1844. 

(8) Mary-Alice, 7 b. Dec. 29, 1847 ; d. Sept. 19, 1849. 

2. Sarah-Lord, 6 b. March 23, 1814; m. June 3, 1833, Icha- 

bod Goodwin Jordan, Esq., who d. Feb. 21, 1873. Had : 

(1) Arabella-Cazenove, 7 b. Sept. 29, 1835 ; m. Nov. 

22 ? 1854, Franklin 1. Rollins, Esq. Had six 
children, five now living. 

(2) Sarah-Beach, 7 b. Aug 10, 1837 ; d. Oct. 30, 1837. 

(3) Goodwin. 7 (4) Ichabod-Goodwin. 7 
'5) Penhallow. 7 [These last four died young.] 
'6) Annie-Penhallow, 7 b. Feb. 6, 1848 ; m. April 19, 

1871, Albert H. Sweetser. Had George- A. 8 
and William-I. 8 
viii. Mary, b. Dec. 18, 1761 ; d. in 1847, set. 87 ; m. Daniel Austin, Esq. 
Had seven children : 

1. Maria. 6 2. Sarah. 5 

3. Daniel, 5 Dart. Coll. 1813; Harv. Coll. A.M. 1827; Harv. 

Divinity School, 1827 ; clergyman, settled over the first 
parish at Brighton. He m. Hannah Joy. 

4. Lydia- Waldo. 5 5. Harriet. 5 

6. Eliza, 5 who m. Col. Stuart, and their dau. Arabella m. Prof. 

F. Bowen of Harv. Univ. Their son Charles d. single. 

7. Ahigail , 5 b. 1804; d. 1837. 

ix. Elizabeth, b. March 25, 1764 ; d. Sept. 20, 1765. 

4. x. Hunking, b. Oct. 1766 ; d. Sept. 24, 1826. 

5. xi. Benjamin. 

John 3 Penhallow married for his second wife Ann Wendell, sister of 
Judo-e Oliver Wendell, and sister also of Elizabeth Wendell who married 
Richard Wibird. She left no issue. 

4. Hunking 4 Penhallow (John, 3 John, 2 Samuel 1 ), born October, 
1766 ; d. September 24, 1826 ; m. Harriet, dau. of David Pearce, of Glou- 
cester, and widow of John Scott. They had four sons and two daughters : 

i. David-Pearce, shipmaster ; b. Sept. 24, 1805 ; m. Mary Yeaton. Had : 

1. Maria-Louise, 6 m. Chas. Laighton ; d. one year after marriage. 

2. Deblois-Pearce, 6 m. Jan. 13, 1877, Ida Turner, and is now a 

shipmaster sailing from San Francisco. 
ii. Ann-Wendell, b. Oct. 22, 1808 ; m. Sept. 30, 1832, Rev. Nathaniel S. 
Folsom. See Reg. xxx. 227, for a sketch of his life. Had : 

1. Justin-Nathaniel, 6 b. Aug. 8, 1833 ; d. at sea, April 20, 1851. 

2. Edward-Penhallow, 6 b. June 28, 1835; fell in battle between 

Rosecranz and the confederates, at Iuca, Miss. 


1878. j Memoir of the Penliallow Family. 33 

3. Sarah-Brainard 6 b. Aug. 21, 1836; d. June 1, 1839. 

4. Paris-Hill, 6 b. Jan. 12, 1840; clerk in the Treasury Depart- 

ment, Washington. 

5. Charles-Follen, 6 b. April 3, 1842; H. C. 1862; M.D. 1869; 

secretary of the Massachusetts Board of Health. 

6. Harriet-Elizabeth, 6 b. Dec. 3, 1843; m. Edwin Pascal Davis, of 

Lawrence, Mass., Oct. 22, 1877. 

7. Anna-Smith, 6 b. Jan. 2, 1846. 

8. Ellen-Minot, 6 b. Feb. 5, 1848; a graduate of Vassar College, 

and a teacher in the Boston Girl's High School since 1872. 
iii. John-Pearce, b. in 1811 ; a shipmaster, wrecked on Cape Cod in 1848 ; 

his body recovered and buried in Portsmouth, 
iv. Harriet-Pearce, b. July, 1813 ; was the first wife of Rev. William B. 

Jacobs. Had : 

1. Francis- W., 6 Harvard Law School ; counsellor at law, Boston, 

and Mass. State Senator. 

2. Harriet- Clementina. 6 

v. Andrew- Jackson, b. March 1, 1815 ; m. Mary Pickering. Had : 

1. Susan-Purcell 6 m. George Russell Freeman, July, 1877. 

2. John-Pearce, 6 dead. 3. Charles- Lowell. 6 

4. David-Pearce 6 m. Sarah Dunlap in 1876 ; was a graduate of 

Amherst Agricultural College, and is now one of the pro- 
fessors in the Japanese Agricultural College. 

5. Hannah-Joy 6 6. Elizabeth- Joy 6 

vi. Pearce-Wentworth, shipmaster, b. Feb. 27, 1817 ; m. Oct. 16, 1845, 
Elizabeth W. P. Sherburne. Had : 

1. Thomas- Wibird 6 b. July 22, 1846. 

2. William-Thompson, 6 b. May 23, 1849; d. April, 1863. 

3. Charles- Sherburne 6 b. May 10, 1852 ; H. 0. 1874. 

4. Pearce- Wentworth, 6 b. Christmas, 1855. 

5. Benjamin 4 Penhallow (John, 3 John, 2 Samuel 1 ), Judge of Court 

of Sessions ; m. first, Lucy Hart, and had : 

i. Oliver-Wendell, b. 1800 ; d. 1874 ; m. first, Margaret, dau. of John 
Scott and his wife Harriet Pearce (afterwards wife of Hunking Pen- 
hallow), had twelve children, all of whom, except one (Harriet Lou- 
isa), d. young. He m. second, Frances Smith, by whom he had no 

Benjamin had for second wife, Susan, dau. of Col. William Pearce, of 
Gloucester, and had : 

ii. Lucy-Elizabeth, widely known from her contributions to some of the 
best periodicals of the day. 

iii. Susan. iv. Ann-Calder. 

v. Clementina. vi. William-Pea rcb. 

vii. Benjamin-H., printer, b. 1816 ; m. Hephzibah Shepard : had William- 
Pear ce 6 and Arthur- Lincoln 6 

viii. Julia-Maria, not now living. Was an eminent teacher. 

Appendix to the Penhallow Family. 

[From the Stevens Family Bible.] 

Samuel Stevens, Sen., b. Sept. 1665. 
Mary Stevens, Sen., b. Feb., 1677. 

1. Mary Stevens, Jr., b. Feb. 11, 1693 [m. Joseph Ingersoll. Her son, Josiah 

Ingersoll, m. Bethiah Sargent, and had Bethiah and Abigail, wives of 

David Pearce]. 


34 Memoir of the Penhallow Family. [Jan. 

2. Samuel Stevens, Jr., b. May 7, 1696. 

3. James Stevens, b. April 4. [Year torn off.] 

4. Abigail Stevens, b. May 7. " 

5. John Stevens, b. July 11. " 

6. David Stevens, b. July 17. " 

7. William Stevens, b. January 9. " 

8. Susanna Stevens, b. March 2 " [m. David Pearce, 2 son of Samuel 1 ]. 


Josiah Ingersoll, son of Mary Stevens, gr.-son of Samuel and Mary Stevens, b. 
11 July, 1715 ; m. .Bethiah, dau. of John and Bethiah Sargent ; d. Jan. 13, 1789. 
Had : 

1. Bethiah Ingersoll, b. 18 Jan. 1740 ; m. David Pearce, gr.-son of Samuel, 

March, 1759. Shed. 20 June, 1792. 

2. Josiah Ingersoll. 3. Mary Ingersoll. 
4. Mary Ingersoll. 5. John Ingersoll. 

6. Abigail-lngersoll, b. 30 June, 1757; m. David Pearce, his second wife; d. 

March 4, 1800. 

7. Nehemiah, b. 6 Aug. 1763; drowned, 1786. 

8. Sarah, b. July, 1766 ; d. 1768. 


David 2 Pearce (son of Samuel), m. Susanna Stevens, dau. of Samuel and Mary. 
He died 1759. Had : 

David, b. 26 Oct. 1736 ; d. 1818 ; had three wives : first, Bethiah, dau. of Jo- 
siah Ingersoll and his wife Bethiah, who was dau. of John and Bethi- 
ah Sargent; she d. 20 June, 1792, set. 52 years. He m. second, 16 
Dec. 1792, Abigail Ingersoll. b. 30 June, 1757, d. 4 March, 1800. Mar- 
ried third, 22 Sept. 1805, Elizabeth, widow of Wheat Gilbert, of 
Brookh'eld, and dau. of Col. Jeduthan and Eliza (Parkman) Baldwin. 
Her daughter, Harriet Eliza Gilbert, m. Mr. Haskell, 

David 3 Pearce {David, 2 Samuel 1 ), had by Bethiah, his first wife : 
i. Bethiah, b. 16 July, 1761 ; m. Robert Williams, 20 June, 1787 ; d. Oct. 
1798 ; had Robert Pearce 6 (father of Alexander 6 Williams, of the firm 
of A. Williams & Co. , publishers, Boston) with his brother Charles 
was of the firm of R. P. & C. Williams, Boston ; Charles, 5 d. single ; 
George, 6 d. young ; Harriet. 6 
ii. Polly, b. 30 Aug. 1763; m. John Beach and had issue: 1. William, 5 who 
m. Lucy Tucker, and had Mary, 6 whom. Carlisle ; Amelia, 6 m. Alex- 
ander Street, Esq. ; Elizabeth; 6 John, 6 m. dau. of Gen. Street, and 
by a second marriage had issue, sons living in Iowa. 2. John, 5 m. 
and had issue. 3. Eliza, 5 m. Nov. 1813, Richard S. Smith, Esq.,* 
of Philadelphia ; had two sons and four daughters ; d. March, 1871. 
4. Mary, b m. Thomas W. Penhallow. 
iii. David, b. 18 Jan. 1766; H. C. 1786; m. 7 Nov. 1793, Rebecca Russell, 
dau. of Dr. Charles Russell and his wife Elizabeth Vassail ; had two 
sons and three daughters. 

* I insert the following note from the pen of a friend : 

" Mr. Smith was b. Aug. 16, 1789. He is an eminent instance of a long, active, useful life. 
Commencing his apprenticeship in commerce in his native city, Philadelphia, in 1806, he 
was sent out supercargo of a ship to Sweden in 1810, before he had reached his twenty-first 
year. Arriving there, he became, first, acting consul when he was only twenty-two years 
of age, and, within a week after the arrival of the regularly commissioned consul, his vice- 
consul, and did most important service for American vessels, both in peace and in war, 
until his return to the United States early in 1813. He was afterwards in business under 
the firm of Haven & Smith. In 1830, he was made one of the directors of the Union Insur- 
ance Company, and its president in 1837 — which office he has held from that time to the pre- 
sent; and now, in his eighty-ninth year, goes daily to his office from his home, a distance 
of eighteen miles. He is fresher and brighter than most men a quarter of a century his 
juniors. He is one of six brothers, all of whom have lived to celebrate their golden wed- 
ding. A member of the Episcopal church, his fidelity in his civil and domestic relations 
has been in constant harmony with his religious professions, while his intelligent zeal 
has fostered the institutions of his church and promoted the interests of a common Christ- 

1878.] Memoir of the Penhallow Family. 35 

iv. Sarah, b. 18 Sept. 1768 ; m. first, Jonathan Williams, 12 July, 1789, and 
second, A bij ah Cheever, M.D.,* 18 Oct. 1798; had one son, David- 
Pearce* Wil/iams, b. 1792, H. C. 1811, a young lawyer of great 
promise, d. 28 May, 1813. 

v. Abigail, b. 8 Feb. 1773 ; m. Benjamin Homer, of Boston ; d. leaving sev- 
eral children ; not one living Oct. 1877. f 

vi. John, b. 27 Feb. 1775 ; d. in France, 1798. 

vii. Harriet, b. 10 Aug. 1777 ; d. 6 June, 1778. 

viii. Harriet, b. 28 March, 1780 ; m. first, John Scott, had Margaret, 5 who m. 
Oliver Wendell Penhallow; m. second, Hunking Penhallow, and had 
four sons and two daughters. 
By second wife, David 3 had : 

ix. Susanna Stevens, b. 8 July. 1793 ; m. Thomas W. Penhallow, his second 
wife ; d. 20 Oct. 1869. ' 

X. Frederick-Augustus-Gilman, b. 11 Jan. 1795 ; d. 10 Feb. 1799. 

xi. Mary-lngersoil, b. 19 March, 1797 ; d. 21 Sept. 1798. 


[From another old Family Bible.] 

Peter 1 Butler and Mary Alford, his wife, had : 
i. Peter, 2 m. Elizabeth Brown, Aug. 16 [year obliterated], dau. of Abra- 
ham and Rebecca Brown, b. Nov. 17, 1664. Peter d. 11 August, 
1699. They had : 

1. Peter, 3 b. Feb. 6, 1682-3 ; d. 25 Feb. 1725-6. 

2. Samuel, 3 b. Jan. 17, 1685. 

3. John, 3 b. Jan. 21, 1687 ; d. 25 Sept. 1726. 

4. Elizabeth, 3 b. May 25, 1691 ; d. Feb. 25, 1736. J 
4. Mary, 3 b. Feb. 6, 1693-4. 

6. Hezekiah, 3 b. June 10, 1696. 

7. Alford, 3 b. Feb. 4, 1698 ; m. Mercy Tay, 27 Jan. 1720-21. 


Richard Wibird came to Portsmouth from England before 1700. July 10, 1701, 
he m. the widow Redford. (William Redford was Reg. of Deeds, 1693 to 1697.) 
In 1716, he was one of the King's Council for the Province of New Hampshire. 
In 1727, he paid the highest tax in the town of Portsmouth, and is said to have 
erected the first brick house there. Was a verv wealthy man. He had : 

i. Richard, 2 b. July 7, 1702; H. C. 1722; m. Elizabeth Wendell, sister of 

Judge Oliver Wendell. This Richard was Collector of Customs in 1730 ; 

one of the King's Council, 1739 ; in 1746, was a purchaser of one-fifteenth 

of Mason's Grant ; Judge of Probate in 1762 ; d. 1765. 

ii. Elizabeth, 2 m. Hunking Wentworth ; her dau. m. John Penhallow, and 

had eleven children. 
iii. Thomas, 2 b. 1706 ; H. C. 1728; was never married; d. Nov. 12, 1765, and 
bequeathed by his will £60 sterling to the Rev. Mr. Wheelock for the use 
of his Indian School ; also to Harvard College about the same amount for 
the purchase of books for the library there ; and further by another 
" Item," " I give and bequeath all my silver plate to the Church of 
Christ of which I am a member, to be converted and manufactured into 
a Flaggon under the care of the Committee of said Church for the time 
being, for the use of said Church and their successors forever." Two 
flajrons were made from the plate. 
iv. John, 2 m. Elizabeth, dau. of Rev. Jabez Fitch, H. C. 1694 ; her sister 
Ann m. Rev. Nathaniel Gookin, and her sister Mary m. Francis Cabot. 
John and Elizabeth had Anthony, 5 H. C. 1747, Rev., minister at Brain- 
tree, d. single. 

* Dr. Cheever afterwards married Miss Scott, and had : 1. Charles A. ; H. C. 1813, M.D. 
1816 ; d. 1852; was eminent in his profession. 2. Elizabeth, d. single. 

f Their daughter Mary-B. 6 Homer m. Thos. Dixon, Esq., and had inter alia B.-Homer 6 
Dixon, Esq., now of Toronto, Canada. The latter gentleman has printed a brief genealogy 
of the Pearce family in the Register, vi. 276-79 , and one of the Homer family in Bridg- 
man's King's Chapel Epitaphs, pp. 201-4. — Ed. 

X She m. John Watts, and after his death, m. John Penhallow. 

36 Autobiographical Memoir of William Hotch. [Jan. 



Communicated by Frederick C. Sanford, Esq., of Nantucket, Mass. 
[Continued from vol. xxxi. page 264.] 

E* arrived in the harbor of Newport, where Capt. Dawson 


commanded the navy and Gen. Prescott the army, but the 
refugees had made interest with the general not to permit us to land, 
and we were ordered to depart by Capt. Dawson. We interceded 
with him to let us stay a little longer, for we found the expedition 
was progressing rapidly, and unless we could arrest it, it would be 
in vain to proceed to New York. 

Again Dawson, by request of Gen. Prescott, under the influence 
of the refugees, ordered us immediately to depart. Dr. Tupper 
now for the first time went on board, and in his plain, blunt way, 
after the usual ceremony of entry, addressed him in this way : n You 
order us to depart. We cannot be frightened away, nor tvill we 
depart. We know the extent of your authority. You may make 
a prize of our vessel and imprison us. Much better for us to be 
thus treated than to be sent away. We come for peace, and you 
ought to encourage everything of the kind," &c. &c. His reasons 
made such an impression on Capt. Dawson that he gave us leave to 
remain as long as we pleased. The refugee boat came several times 
to us to endeavor to get us off. We insisted on going on shore, 
but this they steadily refused. 

After the conversation with Capt. Dawson, this boat came again, 
and Dr. Tupper insisted that he would go on shore. They still de- 
nied him unless he would stay with them. As he was not always 
exact in his expressions, to answer his purpose he said, "Well, I 
am going to stay," and almost forcibly got into their boat and went 
ashore, being satisfied, if he could see the General, he could in this 
respect destroy the influence of the refugees. He did accordingly 
get leave for Samuel Starbuck, and the next day for me to come on 
shore. We found it necessary to be in friendship with the refugees, 
that, if possible, we might stop the current of this intended pre- 
datory visit. I got on shore in the afternoon, and found that I 
must wait on Gen. Prescott. Knowing his brittle temper, and it 

* Dr. Benjamin Tapper, Samuel Starbuck and Mr. Rotch, a committee of the town to 
represent its case to the British commanders. See Register, xxxi. 264. For other details 
concerning several events narrated in this autobiography, see Mr. Starbuck's articles, 
" Nantucket in the Revolution," in the Register for July and October, 1874, and January 
and April, 1875. The period embraced in the portion of the autobiography printed in this 
number of the Register is treated of by Mr. Starbuck in the number for January, 1875 
(ante, xxix. 48-53). — Ed. 

1878.] Autobiographical Memoir of William Rotch. 37 

being in the afternoon, I almost dreaded to appear in his presence. 
However, let my treatment be what it would, I desired the meeting 
over, and accordingly went. 

I was introduced by one of his aids. He received me very cor- 
dially, gave me his hand and said, " Mr. Rotch, will you have some 
dinner? I can give you good bread, though the rebels say we have 
none." I thanked him, saying I had dined. " Well," said he, 
w will you have a glass of wine ? " I answered, " I have no objec- 
tion, if thou canst put up with my plain way." My glass was filled 
w 7 ith his own and those of all the officers at the table. As a stranger 
introduced, they all drank to me before 1 put the glass to my lips. 
I then observed : "General, as I mentioned before, if thou couldst 
put up with my plain way, I was willing to take wine with thee ; 
but as we, as a society, disuse these ceremonies, and I have always 
found it best to keep to my profession, let me be in what company 
I may ; therefore I hope my not making a like return will not be 
accepted as a mark of disrespect, for I mean it not as such." His 
answer was, " Oh no ! If a Quaker will but be a Quaker, it is all 

I want of him ; but , he is no Quaker " (naming one of our 

profession), and I was sorry for the cause of this remark. 

After some conversation, I mentioned that I did not wish to in- 
trude further on his time, and rose to retire. " Oh no," says he, 
" you must take some coffee." I accordingly stopped. He was full 
of conversation respecting the siege of the Americans, and made it 
a very trilling thing. I then mentioned (the French fleet being at 
that time before the town) that twelve capital ships being so near 
was much against them. "To be sure," said he, "it is not very 
pleasant, but we don't mind them." I then gladly retired. 

We applied to Maj. Winslow, formerly of Plymouth, to intro- 
duce us to Col. Fanning, the principal. When we stated our situa- 
tion, that we were likely to be destroyed, the Colonel was very 
high, saying we might join the English then. I observed that such 
a step would inevitably lead to our destruction. r Well," said he, 
" have not I been destroyed also ? " I believe he was governor of 
North Carolina at the beginning of the war.* 

Maj. Winslow endeavored to soften him by representing our 
peculiar situation ; but there seemed little prospect of anything 
favorable when we parted. 

They had a Board of Refugees established, of which Col. Fan- 
ning was president, who would hear us when they met. We ac- 
cordingly attended, and found Fanning very mild and disposed to 
alleviate our sufferings. 

As we proposed applying to the commander-in-chief at New York, 
we asked if they would put off their expedition until they could 

* Col. Edmund Fanning was a son-in-law of William Tryon, governor of North Caro- 
lina ; but he, himself, was never governor of that colony. — Ed. 


38 Autobiographical Memoir of William Rotch, [Jan. 

know the result of our mission. Fanning thought this reasonable, 
and put the question to all the principals there. They all readily 
agreed until it came to , who very reluctantly gave his consent. 

We then proceeded to New York, and applied to the commanders 
Commodore Sir George Collier of the navy and Sir Henry Clinton 
of the army. 

On representing our case to Sir George Collier, he readily gave 
us an order forbidding any British armed vessel to take anything 
out of our harbor. This was a great relief. I then laid before him 
the state of our captured seamen, that all the exchanges of prisoners 
were partial, that as we made no prisoners we had none to exchange ; 
consequently ours remained in the prison ships until they mostly 
died. On his understanding the reasonableness of our request, he 
ordered that all our men should be released who were not taken in 
armed vessels (for such we had no right to apply) , and that it should 
not be so in future as Ions* as he held the command. 

We also applied to Sir Henry Clinton, through one of his aids, 
Maj. Andre, that fine young man who lost his life as a spy. We 
could get no written order from him, but he intimated that he would 
direct that those in his department should not molest us, which he 
no doubt did, as they gave up their expedition, and we had a little 
quiet until Sir George Collier's command expired, and he was su- 
perseded by the arrival of Admiral Arbuthnot, and the shaving 
mills then came upon us. 

Timothy Folger was then sent to New York, and he obtained a 
like order to that obtained from Sir George. Added to this, he got 
permits for a few vessels, about fifteen, to whale on our coast, which 
were successful ; but it was with great difficulty that distinction 
could be made between English and American cruisers, as the latter 
would make prizes of us if British permits were found. 

I now come to the most trying scene in my whole experience 
during the war. I was with four others impeached for high treason, 
by Thomas Jenkins, when there was no step between being clear 
and death. 

The laws of this state at that time made it high treason for any 
person to go to a British port without the consent of the court. We 
had been well assured that if we applied we should be refused, and 
if we did not apply to the British, we must from every appearance 
be destroyed by them. Under serious consideration, I was willing 
to be joined to the two others, and as before stated, proceeded as 
with our lives in our hands. This was made one of the great 
charges in the impeachment. 

We were examined before a committee of the court on the im- 
peachment, but knowing we were to appear again when the wit- 
nesses should attend, we made no defence, which we afterwards 
found was an error in judgment. 

By this means the court thought us guilty, and were about to 

1878.] Autobiographical Memoir of William JRotch. 39 

make an order to the grand jury to find a bill against and commit 
us to prison, which if it had taken place would have been in the 
severe winter of 1780. 

Happily my much valued friend, Walter Spooner, Esq., a mem- 
ber of the court, just then arrived, perceived the business before the 
court, and came to me for information. We told him we had re- 
served our defence for the second examination. He said we were 
in error, and must send for Jenkins, who resided in Lynn, and have 
another examination, and he would get the court to stay proceed- 
ings until this should be done. We all therefore met before the 
committee. Gen. Ward, a worthy character, was in the chair. It 
was put to me first to answer to the high charges. When I arose, 
Gen. Ward politely told me I need not rise. I thanked him, but 
my heart was so full that my tongue seemed incapable of utterance 
while sitting. 

I answered the charges in such a manner as fully to convince the 
committee of our innocence. When I had finished, the chairman, 
doubtless from a desire to put our minds at ease, asked me when 
we expected to return home. I replied that he could better judge 
of that than I could, being, as I was, in custody. He then asked me 
if I would take the subpoenas for the witnesses to Nantucket and 
deliver them to the sheriff. This was also to console our minds. I 
answered in the affirmative, if he thought proper to entrust me with 
them. I afterward took and delivered them. 

In the spring following, then, we again appeared before the court 
with twelve out of twenty of the witnesses, being all I could get 
together to attend, and then had another full examination. Before 
we entered upon it, I desired liberty to ask Jenkins a question, 
which was granted. Some of his friends had propagated a re- 
port that I had offered him money to withdraw his complaint. I 
then put the question whether I had ever made him an offer of the 
kind, but it irritated him, and I therefore went no further in a ques- 
tion to him, but desired liberty to make my declaration before we 
entered upon the charges in the complaint, which was readily 
granted. I then said, "I now declare, in the most solemn manner, 
that I have never, directly nor indirectly, by myself or by any other 
person for me, offered one farthing to Thomas Jenkins to withdraw 
or in any way mitigate the charges in his complaint now exhibited." 
I looked over the charges and made my defence article by article, 
and when I had gone through the whole, I observed to the commit- 
tee, that if I had not answered fully to their satisfaction, if they 
would put any question which they thought would throw more light 
upon the subject, I would answer it without the least equivocation 
or mental reservation. The chairman, Gen. Ward, made me a low 
bow; no question was asked. They then took the complaint and 
examined the witnesses one by one, on each charge. "What do you 
know of this, Mr. (such a one) ?" reading the charge. " JVb- 

40 Autobiographical Memoir of William Rotch, [Jan. 

thing;" and so to the next, and throughout the whole charges — 
"Nothing" was the answer, except from Marshal Jenkins. He 
began to tell what the refugees told him at the Vineyard when they 
returned from Nantucket ; but Gen. Ward stopped him and asked, 
"Were you at Nantucket?" He answered, "No." "Then you 
can give no evidence." 

One charge against me was " corresponding with the enemy." 
This correspondence was a letter given to Ebenezer Coffin, address- 
ed to Gen. Prescott, requesting the release of his son, and assuring 
him that he had not been in an armed vessel. This same Ebenezer 
Coffin acquainted his brother Alexander that I had given the letter, 
who used his utmost against me. 

This committee was composed of the two branches, of the House 
and Senate, who reported to their several departments. The house 
then took the vote and cleared us fully, except one single vote, but 
the senate in their vote held us. A committee of conference was 
appointed. They met and reported. Each branch adhered to its 
former vote ; thus we were discharged by the house and held by the 
senate ; but we were not detained, and so it remained until we were 
set at liberty by the peace. 

In the complaint I was charged with being the means of prevent- 
ing a brig, which had much of Jenkins's property on board, from 
being retaken. I suppose such was the case by reasoning with the 
owners then present. The seven armed vessels had gone over the 
bar and anchored, waiting for the flowing of the tide to take the 
brig out. It was suggested by some hot-headed men that they could 
retake her. I admitted it, but asked the owners if it would be an 
even stake, observing, " They have now got what they will take, at 
this time, and if this vessel is stopped it will bring the seven armed ves- 
sels into the harbor again, and no doubt the destruction of the town 
will be the consequence." (For there was no effective force to pre- 
vent it.) "If you, the owners, will let her go, I am willing to con- 
tribute to the loss of the vessel and goods on board in the same 
proportion that I should pay in a tax of equal amount." A great 
number of people were present, who generally united in the propo- 
sal. The owners let her go, and I contributed seven hundred and 
twenty dollars toward the loss of the property, which was more than 
double my proportion of a like tax. 

When this circumstance was known, while we were in Boston, it 
raised a great indignation against Jenkins, that such a charge should 
be in the charges, when I had made double compensation to what I 
ought. In a conversation with him at the time of our examination, 
several others being present, I understood him that I ought to make 
some concession. My answer was, "If turning my hand over in 
the way of concession would withdraw the complaint, I would not 
do it. If my innocence will not protect me, and my life should be 
taken, my blood will be required at thy hands." This shocked him, 

1878.] Autobiographical Memoir of William Rotch. 41 

but it did not last long, as when he told some of his friends that he 
believed Samuel Starbuck and myself were clear, and they asked 
him why he did not take our names out of the complaint, he replied, 
"Because it suits me best to keep them in." So callous a heart I 
hope is not often to be met with, thus playing with our lives as with 
a tennis ball. I am glad to leave this tragic scene and proceed. 

Some time in the year 1780, Admiral Arbuthnot returned to Eng- 
land, and Admiral Digby succeeded him. As soon as Arbuthnot 
was gone, those plundering refugees were upon us again, our pro- 
tection having ceased by his departure. This renewed our perplex- 
ity. The town was convened to consult about measures to prevent 
destruction. The result was to send a committee to New York 
to solicit an order from Admiral Digby similar to that we had 
before. It was proposed to me to go with two others. I had 
been then confined nearly nine months with the rheumatism, had 
just left my crutches, and was hobbling about with a cane, there- 
fore I could not think of such an undertaking ; but all others utterly 
refused to go unless I would accompany them. This brought a 
great strait upon my mind. Go, I thought, I could not, and 
to omit it seemed almost inevitable destruction. At last I consented, 
under great apprehension that I should not live to return. 

We accordingly set sail, and when we were off Rhode Island, I 
was obliged to have them go to the east side of the island and lay 
there several days, for my pain was so great that I could not bear 
the motion of the vessel ; but we got safely to New York in a few 
days after it abated. 

Admiral Digby had arrived, Commodore Affleck (since Admiral) 
still being there, and he having kindly assisted in procuring the per- 
mits for a few whaling vessels the year before, we first applied to 
him. We asked him to introduce us to the Admiral and assist us 
in procuring protection against these cruisers in our harbor, and 
some permits for the fishery. He looked very stern, and said, "I 
don't know how you can have the face to ask any indulgence of us. 
I assisted you in getting permits last year, for wmich I have been 
sorry. I find you have abused the confidence we placed in you, for 

Captain , who cruised in Boston bay and its vicinity told me 

he could hardly find a vessel but what had the permits, and you 
deserve no favor," &c. &c. I heard him patiently through while 
he was giving us such a lecture, knowing I could overthrow it all. 
I then answered : " Commodore Affleck, thou hast been grossly im- 
posed upon in this matter. I defy Captain to make such a 

declaration to my face. Those permits were put into my hands. I 
delivered them, taking receipt for each to be returned to me at the 
end of the voyage, and an obligation that no transfer should be made 
or copies given. I received back all the permits except two, before 
I left home, and should probably have received those two on the 
day I sailed. Now if any such duplicity has been practised, / 

42 Prison Ships and the Old Mill Prison. [Jan. 

am the person who is accountable, and I am now here to take the 
punishment such perfidy deserves." He immediately became placid, 
and said, " You deserve favor ; /am now going to the admiral. Do 
you go there in an hour." We attended punctually. He introduced 
me to the Admiral, and informed him that his predecessor, Admiral 
Arbuthnot, granted the people of Nantucket a few permits for the 
fishery last year, adding, " I can assure your Excellency they have 
made no bad use of them." Thus after a storm came a pleasant 

[To be continued.] 


Communicated by the Rev. Samuel Cutler, of Boston. 

THE following extracts are from the Journal of Mr. Samuel 
Cutler, who sailed from Newbury port in the privateer Brig 
Dalton, as clerk to Eleazer Johnson, commander, November 15, 

Mr. Cutler was born in Boston, Oct. 5, 1752, and died June 28, 
1832. He was the youngest child of David, of Boston, and a de- 
scendant from John Cutler of Hingham, Mass., originally from 
Sprowston, co. Norfolk, England, 1637. For further information, 
see the Genealogy of the Cutler Family, by the Rev. Abner Morse. 

The journal was kept by Mr. Cutler while on board the Dalton, 
and a prisoner in the vessels of Great Britain, and at Mill Prison, 
Plymouth, Eng. From it we have selected the items here commu- 
nicated. They give some insight into prison life in the opening of 
the Revolution ; for the writer remembers the statement of Mr. C, 
that the prisoners from the Dalton were among the earliest occu- 
pants of " Mill Prison."* 


Nov. 15, 1776. Sailed from Newburyport, Mass., in the Privateer Brig 
Dalton, mounting 18 carriage guns and 16 swivels, Eleazer Johnson com- 

March 16. Arrived at Portsmouth (N. H.), and came to anchor in 
PepperilFs Cove. 

Nov. 26. Sailed upon a cruise with 120 men. 

Nov. 28. Chased a sloop ; night came on, could not come up with her. 

Dec. 12. Chased a brig, which proved to be a French brig. 

Dec. 23. Chased a snow, which proved to be a Danish snow.f 

* See a list of American prisoners in Old Mill Prison, in the Register, xix. 74-5, 136- 
141, 209-13. The prisoners taken from the Dalton will be found on p. 74 of that volume. — 

t A vessel with two masts, and a third small mast just abaft the main-mast, carrying a 

1878.] Prison Ships and the Old Mill Prison. 43 

Dec. 24. In latitute 44 No., long. 14 West. Light breeze. At 2 P.M. 
saw a sail. * * * Beat to quarters. At 10 P.M. she gave us a gun. 
Then another. Ordered us to surrender, which we thought best, as she 
proves to be the Raisonable,* of 64 guns, Thomas Fitzherbet. They 
boarded us sword in hand, and sent us all on board the ship without suffer- 
ing us to take our clothes. All except the captain, 2 lieutenants, master, 
surgeon, capt. marines, 1 prize master, myself and 2 boys were indiscrim- 
inately turned down in the cable tier to sleep on the bare cables, as Capt. 
Fitzherbet would not suffer them to bring their clothes, but let his own 
people rob us of what they thought proper. 

[One or more leaves of the journal are missing. These probably con- 
tained an account of their treatment on board the Raisonable, the voyage 
to Plymouth, and their transfer to the Belleisle, Capt. Brooks, " where we 
meet with better usage."] 

Previous to Jan. 20, 1777, and probably written on board the Belleisle, 
in Plymouth harbor, we have the record, ' k Arrived from a cruise the Thetis 
frigate of 32 guns, with the brig Triton, James Tileston master, from New- 
buryport to Bilboa, which the Thetis took on her passage." 

Jan. 20. Arrived the Southampton, a frigate of 32 guns, from a cruise. 
Also the Weasel sloop of 16 guns. 

Jan. 30. Came Capt. Brown (and others) of the privateer sloop " Charm- 
ing Sally," 10 guns, which the " Nonsuch," of 64 guns, took and sent to 
this port. Capt. Brown belonged to New Haven, in Conn., and sailed from 
Dartmouth, Nov. 28, 1776. 

February 7th. Second remove from the Belleisle (after being on board 
her 18 days) to the Torbay, 74 guns, Capt. St. John, which lays at moor- 
ings in Hamoaz. [Hamoaz is one of the three divisions of Plymouth har- 
bor.] The people are removed from the cable tier to the 'twixt decks, 
where is a pen built up forward, in a bay, much like a sheep pen, so small 
all cannot lie down at a time. 

Feb. 13, 1777. Third remove from the Torbay — after being on board 
her 6 days — to the Burford of 70 guns, George Bowyer, Esq., commander, 
a man of humanity, tenderness and compassion, which we have all expe- 
rienced. When he found what a situation Fitzherbet left us in, he express- 
ed himself surprised, and told us he would do all in his power to make our 
situation as comfortable as possible, and give us all the indulgence he 
could, consistent with his duty. Capt. Bowyer has taken our necessitous 
condition so much into consideration as to order all that are destitute of 
beds, bedding, clothes, &c, to a considerable amount, which we have reason 
to believe, by his own acknowledgment, is at his own expense. For which 
favor we are very thankful. Such humane behaviour demands our grateful 

[It is pleasant, after one hundred years, to note especially this record of 
kindness to his prisoners on the part of Capt. Bowyer. If the severity of 
Fitzherbet lives after him, so does the loving-kindness of Bowyer.] 

Feb. 15. The Boyne of 74 guns, the Torbay of 74, Alboine of 74, 
Belleisle of 64, the Thetis frigate of 32 guns, sailed upon a cruise. 

By Capt. Bowyer's orders sent to the Royal Hospital : 
Thos. Bayley, Eben'r Hunt, 

Nath'l Bayley, Will Horner, 

* This ship, in the History of Newburvport by Mrs. E. V. Smith, page 383, is called 
the Reasonable ; and it is so called in the Royal Kalendar for 1770. 

44 Boston Committee of Correspondence, <&c. [Jan. 

Jos. Clark, Reuben Tucker, 

Dan'l Lane, and Jona. Whitniore, all sick of differ- 

Dan'l Cottle, ent disorders. 

Feb. 17. The Experiment of 50 guns, James Wallace commander, 
arrived from New York. 

18th. Lizard, frigate, of 32 guns, arrived from Halifax, dismasted. 

20th. Ebenezer Hunt died at the Hospital of a fever. 

23d. Returned the Torbay, sprung a leak. 

26th. Returned the Boyne, sprung her bowsprit. 

March 1, 1777. Arrived the Liverpool frigate of 32 guns, Capt. Bel- 
lew, from Halifax. 

6th. Sailed the Somerset of 74 guns, for America. The frigates Blond, 
Signet and Active, of 32 guns each, upon a cruise. 

March 14. Sailed the Raisonable of 64 guns, for America, and the 
Augusta upon a cruise. 

16th. Returned the Alboine, sprung her main mast. 

Jenkins, Welch and Walker, three Americans, brought on board here as 
prisoners, being taken on their passage from South Carolina to Nantz, by 
several British seamen, who belonged to the ship, who rose and confined 
the captain with the ship's crew, and carried her into Liverpool. The ship 
belonged to the Congress, loaded with indigo, rice, &c. Those that rose 
and took the ship had no part of the capture, but were pressed on board a 
ship of war. 

[Rather hard usage by the English government toward the seamen of her 
own nation, who had so successfully captured and carried into port an 
American vessel. The name of the prize is not recorded.] 

[To be continued.] 


Copied by permission of Samvel F. McCleary, Esq., City Clerk, from the original 
record-book in the archives of the City of Boston, Mass. 

[Continued from vol. xxxi. page 294.] 

August 6 ^ T a M eetm g °f tne Committee of Correspondence, Inspection 
& Safety, August 6, at the Council Chamber, 
M r Appleton in the Chair — 
Cap*Hoimes The Committee having considered, on the application made by 
Conditions. Cap* Holmes — Voted, that said Holmes be permitted to depart 
from hence to the Granades this Day Seven night, and that his 
Sails be delivered up for that purpose, provided that he upon his 
honor declares, that he will not Communicate any intelligence to 
the Enemy or receive & carry off any Letters but such as shall be 
inspected by this Committee and that he also make Oath, that he 
will immediately proceed from hence to the Granades and not 
attempt to land upon any part of this Continent, or Newfoundland 
unless absolutely obliged thereto by distress of Weather or some 
unforeseen accident. 

Adjourned to 6 O' Clock this Evening, Council Chamber. 

1878.] Boston Committee of Correspondence, &c. 45 

6 O'Clock Met at the Council Chamber according to Adjourn- 
Fines to be Voted, that M r Constable Thomas be impowered [page 34] to 
demanded demand of Samuel Harris, Moses Pitcher, Shippy Townsend, 
Joseph How Jun r ., Isaac Mansfield, Henry King, their respective 
Fines, for not appearing at the Common on the late Muster of the 
Training band and Alarm List by Order of Court for the purpose 
of draughting Men for the Northern or Canada Department. 
Comm ee Upon a Motion made M r . Gray is appointed to draught an ap- 

a Letter plication to each gentleman on this Committee, requesting to Know 
for &c. f them, whether they intend giving their attendance at the stated 
and other Meetings of this Committee. 

Adjourned to tomorrow Evening 6 O'Clock Council Chamber. 

At a Meeting of the Committee of Correspondence, Inspection 
_ & Safety Aug. 7. 

Philip Richardson, returned as an Absentee on the late Muster 
son's 10 ar Day attended, and assures the Committee that he was present on 
excuse. that Day in the Common in Ward N° 11. and answered to his 

Name when called over by M r . Heath. 
M'Curti »■ William Curtis appeared, and says his being imployed in the 
excuse. Colony Service at the Laboratory prevented his attendance in the 

Common on the late Muster Day. 
Cap* ^ Cap*. John Burneau from Martineco last from Falmouth, where 

appiys. to sold part of his Cargo, applies to this Committee for information 

as to the Articles he may be permitted to carry off from hence to 

Mr Smith's [^ a g e 35.] John Smith returned as an Absentee on the late 
excuse. Muster attended, and informs the Committee that he attended his 

duty on that Day, and answered to his name when called over by 

Mr. Foster. — 

M* P. Peter Smith returned as another Absentee made it appear that 

excuse? ne was at Connecticut on the late Muster day. — 

John Spear an Absentee, attended, and says that he was so bad 
M r Spear's < 

excuse. with the Small Pox on the late Muster day, that he could not go 

abroad on any account whatever. 
Complaint The Committee having received information that Ambross Vin- 
Court of cent & Isaac Greenwood had behaved unfriendly to their Country 
Enquiry. — it was Voted, that a complaint be entered with the Court of 

Enquiry and that Deacon Boynton & Joshua Pico be mentioned 

as Witness against them. — 

Adjourned to to Morrow Morning 11 O'Clock Council Chamber. 

8. August, 11 O'Clock met according to Adjournment. 

c Cap'. Robins, another of the Absentees on the late Muster day 

Robin's attended, and acquaints the Committee that he was obliged to go 
out of Town at that time in order to purchase a quantity of Wines. 
Adjourned to 6 O'Clock in the Evening Council Chamber. 
At a Meeting of the Committee of Correspondence Inspection 
& Safety Aug. 8, 6 O'Clock Council Chamber. 
The Sub Committee Reported the following — 
[Page 36.] Draught of a Letter, to each Member of this 
Committee respecting their attendance which was accepted, and 
ordered to be sent to them accordingly — Viz'. — 




46 Boston Committee of Correspondence, dec. [Jan, 

Sir Boston, August 8. 1776. 

Letter to y« The attending Members of the Committee of Correspon- 

Members dence & c - by continual exertions for the public Service, feel very 

of this sensibly the want of your presence to lighten their labours and 

e " assist their Judgment, they therefore earnestly request a line from 

you by Tuesday next, signifying your intention to discharge the 

duties of this Department, or your desire to be excused from it. 

The Committee are anxious to know what their number really is, 

that the office may be less burthensome, to the few Numbers who 

generally attend — We are with great respect 

Sir Your most humble Ser* 

F Order. 

Cap* Cap* John Burneau of the French Snow from Martinique, having 

permitted a PP^ e( ^ f° r liberty to take on board Provisions for the Vessels 
to carry Company — Voted, that Colonel Barber who acts as Naval Officer, 
Ship stores/ 01 * tms Port, be permitted to let said Vessel leave the Harbour, 
carrying out 30 Bbls : of Salt Provisions and 20, hund ds of Bread 
as Ships Stores. 

Adjourned to 11 0' Clock to Morrow Morning, Council Chamber. 
11 O'Clock met according to Adjournment. 
The Committee attended, to receive the excuses of Delinquents 
on the late Muster Day. 

Adjourned to 6 O'Clock in the Evening. 

[Page 37.] 6 O'Clock Afternoon, met at the Council Chamber 
according to Adjournment. 

Committee attended to receive the excuses of those who were 
returned as Delinquents on the late Muster Day. 

Adjourned to tomorrow 10 O'clock, Council Chamber. 

io. At a Meeting of the Committee of Correspondence Inspection 

& Safety, at the Council Chamber, Aug* 10, 1776—10 O'clock, 

A: M: — 

Delinquents Voted, that M r Thomas, who attends this Committee be appointed 

called upon an d desired to wait upon those Persons who are considered as 

j or tntir 

Fines. Delinquents, for their not appearing on the late Day of Muster, 
for draughting Men for the Cannada or Northern Department, and 
to acquaint them, that this Committee will sit at the Council 
Chamber, next Monday Evening 6 O'clock to receive and give 
discharges for their respective Fines. 

Pursuant to the foregoing Vote, the following Order was given 
to Mr. Constable Thomas — the Committees attendent — Viz* — 

M r . George Thomas Boston August 10. 1776. 

? Ir ' Ti h o maS ^ ou are a PP°l nte ^ an( i desired to wait on the following 

Delinquents Persons, Viz* — Mess r Samuel Harris, Shippy Townsend, Moses 

& niform, p^cher, Joseph How, Jun r , Isaac Mansfield, Henry King, Francis 

Furbo, Daniel Gooding, Isaac Harper, Samuel Harris, James 

Doitread, Josiah Bouch, Henry Warren Allen, Nathaniel Glover, 

Thorn 8 Kirby, John Gould, John Lane, Edward M c Goggen, John 

Lovering, Robert Robins, Foster Cruft, Elisha Davis, Stephen 

Fullerton, Ezra Metcalf, and George Poorcock, and to acquaint 

them, respectively, that they have incurred the penalty of £10. by 

the breach of a late law of this Colony for a [page 38] non-ap- 

1878.] Boston Committee of Correspondence, &c. 47 

pearance in the Common the 22 d . Day of July last after due 

warning : being the Day appointed for the Muster of the Training 

Deiinquents-EWcl and Alarm Lists of the Town aforesaid, for the purpose of 

notifyed raising their proportion of Men for the Cannada or Northern 

Fines. y Department and that the Committee of Correspondence &c. will 

sit at the Council Chamber on Monday the 12 th Instant 6 O' Clock 

Afternoon, in order to receive said Fines, and give discharge for 

the same, that if the said £10 is not paid, within twenty four 

hours, after this requirement a further penalty of three pounds 

will be incurred by and demanded of each and every Delinquent 

agreeable to said Act. 

By direction & in behalf of the Committee of Cor- 
respondence, Inspection & Safety for the Town 
of Boston 

William Cooper, Clerk. 

Adjourned to Monday next, 6 O'Clock, Afternoon Council 

12 , At a Meeting of the Committee of Correspondence Inspection 

& Safety at the Council Chamber, August 12, 1776, 6 O'Clock, 

M* Robins Cap* Robins one of the Delinquents called upon by M r Thomas, 

attends. attended and acquaints the Committee, that he shall think very 

hard of it if he should be prosecuted for his Fine, when M r . 

Ruggles who went out of Town the same time he did, has not 

been called upon ; and that he was ready to pay as much as his 

Neighbours towards hiring the Men wanted. 

M 1 Kirk ^ r * Kirk another of the Delinquents called upon by M r Thomas, 

attends & and made it appear to the satisfaction [page 39] of the Committee, 

is excused. ^ a ^. ^ reason f sickness, he could not possibly attend the late 

Muster of the Militia. 
Frost ye 1st Voted, that M r . James Frost, the first who turned out on the 
Volunteer ] ate Muster of the Militia & a Volunteer in the Service of his 


of j.Russei Country have an order given him on M r Joseph Russell for £13. 
li£ " which Sum is to be received in lieu of an Inlisted Man for M r . 

Russels Ward N .— 
Mr Harper Mr- Harper who was called upon by M r . Thomas as a Delinquent 
attends. on the } a ^ e Muster day, attended & produced a Certificate from D r 

Rand, of his having been imployed in carrying Necessaries for the 

Hospital at Sewall's Point, & he informs the Committee that he 

had been in that service for five Weeks past. 
CaptHoimes Cap*. Holmes appeared, and prays that he may have an order 
appiys. to receive his Sails of M r . King agreable to a former Vote of this 

Committee, also that he may take on board his schooner as stores, 

2 Blls. of Beef & four hundred of Bread, whereupon — 

Voted, that Cap*. Holmes request be granted and that Cap*. 

Barber permit his sailing with said Provisions. 

Mr. Cruft who was called upon by Mr. Thomas attended and 
excused, made it appear that he was in the Common upon the Muster day 

'till past 1 1 O'clock, whereupon he was excused from paying a fine. 
M r s. Town- Mr. Shippy Townsend and four others, who were called upon 
others* 4 by Mr. Thomas as Delinquents on the late Muster day, Petition, 
Petition, that prosecution for their respective Fines may be suspended till 

they can make application to the General Court, they being unable 

to pay the same. 

48 Deaths in Stratham, JV. H. [Jan. 

Adjourned to 11 o'clock to Morrow Morning Council Chamber. 

August 13. [Page 40.] At a Meeting of the Committee of Correspondence 
Inspection & Safety at the Council Chamber August 13 — 11 
O'Clock A: M: 

Isaac Information being given this Committee that one Isaac Harper 

informed had behaved in a very unfriendly manner to his Country — several 

against. Persons were sent for to be inquired of. 

M' Moor's Mr. Thomas Moor attends, and informs the Committee that he 
orma'n. ^eard sa j(j Harper Damn the Country. 

M' Daws's Mr. William Daws attends, and says that he had been often at 
Harper's House and discoursed him, and that he had heard him say 
we were more arbitrary than the Regulars — that he had rather be 
with them than us — he also informs that he keeps a disorderly 
house, & has endeavoured to disaffect the Colony Soldiers, also 
that his certificate from Dr. Rand was taken on the late Muster 
day & that he had not been imploy'd by said Doctor as an Atten- 
dant upon the Hospital, as he pretended. 

M» Wendaii Mr. Wendall desired to purchase a good gun for Thomas Reed, 

J2r b KeeT nan Misted, for this Town. 

Information being given that M r Otis Jun r . who now keeps the 
Jayl in this Town, is remiss in his care of the Prisoners and has 
employed as a Turnkey, one Jennison lately of the 4th Regiment 
— he was sent for and forbid to employ a Soldier for that purpose, 
and also required to act with due caution with respect to the 
Prisoners, placed under his care. 

M' Harper's Voted, that complaint be entered with the Court of Enquiry, 

n ? me . against Isaac Harper of this Town as a Person inimical to the 

ffiven in to ® 

Court of American States — and that Mess r . W. Daws, T. Moor, George 
Enquiry. Cade? David Bruce, Isaac M c Daniel [page 41] and James Wood- 
row, be returned as Witnesses, to the said Court. 

Adjourned to 6 O'Clock this Evening at the Council Chamber. 


Transcribed from a Record kept by Dea. Samuel Lane, and communicated by Charles C, 

Hardy, Esq., of Dover, N. H. 

[Continued from volume xxx. p. 428.] 

Jan. 2, 1742-3. Samuel Veazeys child died. 
Jan. 2. George Jun r Veazeys child died. 

George Veazey Jun r dau r Judith died. 

George Veazeys Son Simon Died. 

Thomas Veazies Sen r wife died. 

David Fifield the Son of Benj n Fifield Died. 

Edward Taylers child died. 

Moses Thirstons young child died. 

the widow Foulsom died. 

Caleb Rolings 8 child died. 

John Clarks cloathier child died. 

Natt 11 ambros" wife died. 

before Sept. 6. John Rundlets wife Died. 







Feb ry 














1878.] Deaths in Stratham, JST. H. 49 

Moses Kermisons child died. 

Isaac Fauses child died. 

Isaac Fause another child died. 

John Cokers child died. 

old mr Scammin Died. 

John Piper was drowned. 

Thomas Veazeys Jun r young child died. 

Thomas Veazeys Jun r wife died. 

Thomas Chases child Died. 

Edward Taylers [torn]. 

old mr Samuel Green died. 

Joseph Jewets child died, 
mr Solomon Cottons wife died. 
Samuel Veazeys wife died. 
Josiah Leavit Died. 
Ephraim Leavits young child died, 
a child Died that lived at Joseph Hoits. 
Daniel Masons wife died. 

Capt. Fyfields Son Beoj ns child Died at his house. 
Iccabod Clarks child died. 
Josiah Smiths child died. 
Jona 11 Chase Juu r Died, 
mr. Joseph Merrils Jun r wife Died. 
Josiah Smiths child died. 
Iccabod Clarks child died. 
Thomas Calleys child died. 
Thomas Runnels child died. 
Jona 11 Rolings 8 Servant Lad died. 
Jona 11 Rolings 8 child died. 
Thomas Runnels child died, 
old Thomas Avery died. 

the widow Greens grandaughter Mary Drew died. 
Benj n Jewets child died. 
Ephr m Crockets child died. 
Joseph Clarks child died. 
Walter Wiggins child died. 
Eph m Crockets child died. 
John Jones died. 

Cornet Thomas Wiggins child died. 
Cornet Thomas Wiggins another child died. 
John Clarks cloathier child died. 
John Clarks another child died, 
old goody Dyer Died. 
Samuel Veazeys child Died, 
in this year past have died 33 Persons. 
Jan. 12. David Cliffords child Died. 
Feb. about y e 1. John Lary Died at Exeter. 
Mar. 6. Edward Taylers child Died. 
Mar. 16. Iccabod Clarks wife Died. 
Mar. 18. the widow Jones Died. 
Mar. 27. Benj n Leavits child Died. 

































































50 Will of Howell Hilton, 1689. [Jan, 

the widow Mary Wiggin Died. 
Andrew Wiggin Jun r child Died. 
Samuel Clarks wife Died, 
a Negro Woman Died at y e wid. Scammins. 
Bradstret Frenches child Died, 
mr Natt 11 Ambros Died. 
Jeremiah Mason Died. 
Benjamin Hoags child Died. 
Moses Bointons child Dead-Born. 
Capt. John Sinkler Died, 
old John Morgin Died at his Br. Abrams. 
in the year past have Died 17 persons. 

a Bastard child of Mary Masons Died, 
the Widow Mary Jones' child Died. 
Hannah Wiggin died. 

Some time ago owen Runnels mother Died. 
Edward Taylers child Died. 
Setchel Clarks wife Died. 
Benj n Taylers little son Died. 
Benj n Taylers Daughter Died. 
Josiah Parsons child Died. 

Ephr m Crockets Son Jona 11 Died by a fall from a Horse. 
in the year past have Died 10 Persons. 

John M c Kissets child Died at mr Barkers. 
John M c Kissets wife Died at mr Barkers. 
Richard Calleys young child Died. 
Joseph Jewets child dead Born, 
old mr Tayler Died. 
Sarah Rouel Died at mr Norris 8 house. 
Some time ago Serj Joseph Rolings 8 indian man Prince Died. 

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Probated 17 Sept. 1689, at Doctors Commons, London. 

Communicated by John T. Hassa.m, A.M., of Boston. 

KNOW all men by these presents that I Nowell Hilton of Charles- 
towne in the County of midctx in New England Marriner for divers 
good causes and valluable considerations me thereunto especially moving 
Have made Ordained constituted and in my stead and place putt and de- 
puted and by these p r sents doe make Ordaine Constitute and in my stead 
and place putt and depute my Trusty and loving Kinsman Nathaniell Cut- 
ler of the Parish of Stepney in the County of Middlesex Sawyer my true 
and lawfull Attorney (irrevocable) for me and in my name and to my use 
to ask demand sue for recover and receive of and from all and singuler 
such person or persons whom it doth shall or may concerne all and singu- 
ler such wages debts dues sum or sums of money Legacies Merchandizes 

1878.] Will of Nowell Hilton, 1689. 51 

goods Chattells and all other demands whatsoever now due unto me or 
which shall become at any time or times hereafter due owing belonging or 
in any wise appertaining unto by or from any person or persons whatso- 
ever Be it due for my Service done or to be done on Board of any his 
Ma ties Ships Vessells or ffrigotts or on Board of any other Ship Vessell or 
firiggott whatsoever or be it due or which shall become due unto me upon 
Bonds Bills Specialties Bookes accounts or for and by reason of any other 
matter cause or thing whatsoever or otherwise howsoever Giveing and by 
these presents granting unto my said attorney my full power and lawfull 
authority in and about the Recovery and Receipt of the premisses every or 
any part thereof as fully largely and amply in every respect to all intents 
constructions and purposes as I my selfe might or could doe were I then 
and there personally present and upon the Receipt of the premisses or any 
part thereof acquittances or other sufficient discharges for me and in my 
name to make Seale and deliver and one attorney or more to make and 
againe at his pleasure to Revoke Ratifieing and allowing all that and whatso- 
ever else my said attorney shall Lawfully doe or cause to be done in my name 
or otherwise in and about the Recovery and receipt of the premisses by 
virtue of these presents And in case of death then I the said Nowell Hilton 
doe hereby give and bequeath unto my said loving friend Nathaniell Cutler 
all and singuler my wages debts dues duties sum or sums of monie Lega- 
cies Merchandizes Cloaths goods Chattells whatsoever and all other my 
Estate as well reall as personall of what nature kind or quallity soever that 
shall any waies be due oweing belonging or appertaining unto me at the 
time of my decease unto my said Attorney Nathaniell Cutler his Execu- 
tors administrators and assignes To have and to hold the same unto my 
loving friend Nathaniell Cutler his Executors administrators or assignes 
forever Revoakeing all former and other Wills deeds of Guifts and Letters 
of Attorney by me at any time heretofore made declareing this to be my 
last will and Testament and none other In Witnesse whereof I have here- 
unto sett my hand and Seale the Sixth day of October Anno domini one 
Thousand Six Hundred Eighty Seaven annoq Regni Regis Jacobi Secundi 
ang 1 &c. tert Nowell Hilton 

Sealed Signed delivered Published and declared by the above named Now- 
ell Hilton for and as his last and Will and Testament in the presence of 
us Mary Story her marke Cuthbert Stoy [Story ?] Sam 1 Sapp at the two 
Anchors and Three Starrs on Wapping wall. 

Decimo Septimo die Mensis Septembris Anno domini Millesimo Sexcen- 
tesimo Octogesimo Nono Em 1 Com Nathaniell Cutler universali Legatar^ nom- 
inato in Testamento sive ultima voluntate Nowell Hilton nnper de Charles 
Towne in Com Middlese* in Nova Anglia Nautoe defuncti haben) fyc ad ad- 
ministrandi bona Jura et Cre& dicti defuncti juxta tenorem et effectum Testi 
ipsius defii (Eo quod nullus Executor in eodem Testamento nominatur) De 
bene et fdeliter administranft eadem ad Sancta dei Evangelia Jurat. 

Gen. Lafayette and his wife (who was of the noble family of Noailles) lie buried 
in a private cemetery in the rear of the Convent of the Sacred Heart, on the east 
side of Rue de Picpas (near the Place du Trone) Paris, France, in the south-eastern 
corner of the cemetery. Close by the grave of Lafayette is the entrance to an inner 
inelosure where are buried the remains of over thirteen hundred victims of the guil- 
lotine — all of noble families. George Hayward Allan. 

52 Deed to Cammoch from Gorges and Mason, [Jan. 


MASON, 1634. 

Communicated by John S. H. Fogg, M.D., of South Boston, Mass. 

THE following deed of confirmation is of considerable interest on 
account of the names in it, as well as the names connected with 
its enrolment. The deed itself is an original one, drawn on parch- 
ment, as was usual in those times. While there are several of this 
kind by those grantors, on record, it is not known that another of 
the originals has been preserved. It was drawn and executed in 
England, and fixes the whereabouts of the grantors and the wit- 
nesses on the date therein mentioned. 

The land confirmed to Capt. Cammock lies in Eliot, Me., and 
soon after passed to Alexander Shapleigh, some of whose descendants 
still live on part of the grant. 

Persons acquainted with the early annals of New England, will 
recognize the persons whose autographs are on this deed, as well as 
those named in it, as leaders of English colonization. 

Capt. John Mason is the patentee and founder of New Hamp- 
shire. An elaborate memoir of him is in preparation and will soon 
be published, by Charles W. Tuttle, A.M., the author of the paper 
on his life, read before the New Hampshire Historical Society, June 
14, 1871, and reported in the Boston Daily Advertiser , the 22d 
of that month. It was repeated before the New England Historic, 
Genealogical Society, April 2, 1872 (ante, xxvi. 342), and reported 
in the Boston Daily Globe, April 4, 1872. This memoir will bring 
to light many important facts, the result of his researches. 

Sir Ferdinando Gorges is the patentee and founder of Maine. 
For a sketch of him, see ante, vol. xxviii. p. 403 et seq. ; also 
vol. xxix. p. 42. 

Thomas Morton is the well known author of New English Ca- 
naan. His career at Merry Mount belongs to the romantic part of 
New England history, and is pretty well known. 

Thomas Bradbury is the well known Recorder of the old county 
of Norfolk, and the ancestor of a noted family in New England. 
For some notice of him, see ante, vol. xxiii. p. 263 ; vol. xxxi. 
p. 366. 

Thomas Gorges was a kinsman of Sir Ferdinando Gorges, and 
was his deputy governor of the Province of Maine from 1640 to 
1643. See some notice of him, ante, xxvi. p. 381—2; xxix. p. 

Roger Garde was mayor of Gorgeana and recorder of the Province 
of Maine. Not much is known of him. 

Capt. Walter Neale was the agent of Gorges and Mason in the 
Piscataqua, from 1630 to 1633, when he returned into England. 

1878.] Deed to Cammock from Gorges and Mason, 53 

Capt. Thomas Cammock was a nephew of the Earl of Warwick, 
and came to this country as early as 1630 ; had grant of large tracts 
of land in Scarborough, Me. 

For some account of Alexander Shapleigh and his descendants, 
see ante, vol. v. p. 345 et seq. 

The reader is referred for further information concerning several 
of the above-named persons, to an article by the late William Willis, 
LL.D., on the old settlers of New Hampshire and Maine, giving 
biographical sketches of some of the most prominent settlers of those 
colonies, in the Register, vol. ii. pp. 202-7 ; also to the biogra- 
phies in the appendix to the first volume of Williamson's History of 
Maine, pp. 661-96. 

To all Christian people vnto whome this present writeing shall come Sir 
fferdinando Gorges Knight and Captaine John Mason Esquier Send greeting 
Whereas Captaine Walter Neale Esquier by writeinge vnder his hande & 
Seale Made as Agent deputy or Attorny for them the Said Sir fferdinando 
Gorges & Captaine Mason & theire associate or partner in the plantacon 
of New England before this tyme and by vertue of A Comission & lawful 
Authority in that behalfe graunted vnto him the sayde Captaine Neale for 
the disposition as well of theire lande & tenemente as of other theire per- 
sonall estate & Mannaging of theire affaires in these parte and by force of 
the same writeing for the consideracons therein specified Hath graunted 
vnto Captaine Thomas Camock All that parcell of Lande lyeing vpon the 
east side of the River of Pascattaquack where william Hilton lately had 
planted some corne beinge bounded on the north side w th a small Creeke 
knowne by the Name of Carnocks Creeke And on the south side w th a 
small rivelet abutting vpon the Lande alotted vnto Thomas Wanerton gent, 
on the west side bounded w th the River of Pascattaquack and on the east 
side to extend so farre as to the one halfe of the distance betweene the 
said River of Pascattaquack and the River of Agomenticus To have & to 
hould All the said parcell of Land w th thapptennce vnto the said Captaine 
Thomas Camock his heires and assignes forever Yealding & paying for 
yearely rent vnto them the said Sir fferdinando Gorges & Captaine Mason 
& theire associate sixe shillinge eight pence. Now these pn e ts shall witnes 
that the saide Sir fferdinando Gorges & Captaine John Mason having good 
reason & cause to vphold Maintaine & approve of that Act & graunt by the 
said Captaine Neale done in theire behalfe and finding themselves bounde 
in conscience & equity to ratify & establish the same for the better settel- 
ling of the inheritance of the saide Lande vnto the said Captaine Camock 
and his heires according vnto the true intent and Meaninge of Captaine 
Neale by his Deede thereof and for the better avoyding in future tyme of 
all question that maie be made against it or tytle of any other person that 
May claime vnder them the saide Sir fferdinando Gorges & Captaine Mason 
& theire associate or anie of them They the sayd Sir fferdinando Gorges & 
Captaine Mason Have Manifested & by these p e nts doe Manifest & declare 
that they have & doe by the tenor of these p e nts Ratify & confirme the said 
deede writeing or act of the said Captaine Neale Made vnto him the said 
Captaine Camock of all the said Lande tenemente & premises & every 
pte thereof vnto him & his heires Now in his full & peacable possession & 
seisine of & in the premises being And also all & singuler the estate 


Deed to Cammock from Gorges and Mason, [Jan. 

graunted or intended to be graunted by the said deede of Captaine Neale 
To the only & proper use & behoofe of the said Capt. Camock his heires 
& assignes for ever vnder the reservacons & condicons in the deede con- 
tained. And in as Large ample & beneficiall Manner & forme to all in- 
tents & purposes as if they themselves & their associate had bin personally 
present at the doing thereof. In Witnes whereof the sayd S r fferdinando 
Gorges & Captaine Mason haue herevnto set theire hands & seales dated 
the first day of May in the tenth yeare of the Raigne of o r Soveraigne 
Lord Charles by the grace of God King of England Scotland ffraunce & 
Ireland defender of the faith &c. Anno dm 1 1634. 

Sealed & delivered 
in the presence of 

&7?%d5r£|£* ' 


Memorand at a Generall Courte holden at Saco on the 20 tb day of July 
1642. this deede was presented to the said Courte by Alexander Shapleigh 
Marchant and by order of the said Courte was here enrolled. 

1878.] John Grenaway. 55 


Abstracts of Deeds (1650) from John Grenaway to his Children. 
Suffolk Deeds, Book First, Pages 199-202. 

Communicated by William B. Trask, Esq., of Boston. 

TO all true Christian people to whom this p r sant writting shall Come, 
John Greeneaway* of dorchester in New England, milwright, sendeth 
greeting, whereas Vrsula Greeneaway,t the daughter of the said John 
Greeneaway hath alwayes ben an obedient, loving, dutifull and faithfull 
daughter and servant vnto her aged father & mother, the said John Greene- 
away and his wife & more especially in their weakeness and old age which 
is now Come vppon them. Now knowe yee me the said John Greeneaway 
for the Considerations before expressed and as a reward and Requittall vnto 
my said daughter Vrsula, for her love, dutie and service shewed to me & 
my wife, as also in Consideration of hir future maintenance & lively hood, 
Hath Given and absolutely give & Confirme vnto the said Vrsula, all that 
home & parte of my dwelling howse that lyes at the southwest end of my 
dwelling wherein the said Vrsula doth vsually lye To have & to hold the 
said Iioome and part of my said dwelling howse, during the life of the said 
John Greeneaway and Mary Greeneaway his wife, without any lett or mo- 

* John Grenaway came to this country, it is supposed, in the ship " Mary & John," 
which arrived at Nantasket, now Hull, May 30, 1630. He was one of the 108 persons from 
Boston, Salem, Dorchester and elsewhere, who, on the 19th of October of the same year, 
desired to be made freemen. They were the first applicants to a position requisite toward 
becoming members of the body politic. In company with 117 others, he, on the 18th of 
May, took the freeman's oath. The name of his wife was Mary. It has been generally 
known that they had four daughters : Ann, who married Robert Pierce ; Ursula, the wife of 
Hugh Batten; Mary, the wife of Thomas Millett; and Katharine, who married William 
Daniel. The documents before us, however, add two more to the list, namely, Elizabeth 
Allen, probably the wife of John Allen, and Susannah Wales, doubtless the wife of Na- 
thaniel Wales, senior. 

John Grenaway was one of the twenty men chosen by the town, on the 2d of January, 
1637, to arrange the affairs of the plantation. At this meeting the following among other 
orders were passed : " It is ordered Good. Greenway shall haue all the vpland one the 
pine necke for his great lott except 4 acres belonging to Good. Binham & six Acres bought 
of Moses Mauericke." " It is ordered that Mr. Holland haue all the rest of the marsh 
joyneing to the pine necke after 4 akers graunted to Good. Greenway and one aker more 
to be reserued to the disposallof the Plantation. Mr. Glouer & Good. Gay lor to lay it out." 
The conveyances hereby made to his children partake of the nature of bequests. The pro- 
bability is that he did not long survive, though the time of his death and age are unknown. 
His wife died Jan. 23, 1658-9. Mr. Grenaway was a man of good repute among his neigh- 
bors and townsmen. He was a millwright by trade. His residence was said to be near 
the burying place. The names of Mary Grenaway, wife to John Grenaway, and four of 
her daughters, Ann Pierce, Mary Millett, Katharine Daniel, and Susanna Wales, are 
appended to petitions from Dorchester, about 1648, in favor of a noted midwife, Alice Tilley, 
wife of William Tilley. In the Dorchester petition of February 12th, 1641, Mr. G. wrote 
his name "Grenaway." It is often written by others, "Greenway." 

f Ursula did not come with her parents, John and Mary Grenaway, to this country, but 
in 1635, in company with brother-in-law Thomas Millett, aged 30, her sister Mary, wife 
of Thomas, aged 29, and their son Thomas, aged 2 years, embarked on board the Eliza- 
beth, William Stagg, master, the certificate from the minister of St. Saviors, South- 
wark, England, of their conformity, bearing date April 12th. Ursula was at that time 32 
years old. She afterwards married Hugh Batten, who was of Dorchester 1658, died 
June 8, 1659. The inventory of his estate was taken July 19th. Amount, £144. 04. 07. 
His widow Ursula deposed Nov. 26th. Mention was made of land and goods which were 
Ursula's before marriage, namely, house and land that was John Greenway 's, valued at 
£19. " w ch she is to haue during life, w oh is well known, as by deed bearing date 5: 12: 1650, 
it doth fully appear." See Register, ix. 348. The year of her husband's death she ap- 
plied to the town for "a plot of land " for a barn. Ursula Batten died Dec, 19, 1682. 

56 John Grenaway. [Jan. 

testation. Vnto the said Vrsula, all my said dwelling howse out howse Barne 
garden & orchards, conteynning five acres, more or lesse, between George 
weekes on the west and Richard Leeds on the east and also three acres of 
meadow bee it more or lesse lying in the meadow called the Calves Pas- 
ture,* between the meadow of Thomas Jones on the south side and george 
dier on the north side, And also three acres of meadow, more or lesse, 
lying neere the creeke called the old harbor,f between the meadowes of 
george dier on the north side and Captaine Humphrie Atherton on the 
south side, also, one lott in the letle and greater necke,$ conteining by esti- 
mation five acres and half be it more or lesse, of which said lott fower acres 
and half lyes in the greate necke and about one acre in the litle necke ; also, 
all my Comons of wood timber and land lying on this north side of Napon- 
sett Riuer, whereof three lotts are divided & laid out, the Rest lyes above 
the Cowe walke§ & vndevided To have and to hold all the before Recited 
p r misses, after the deaths of the said John Greeneaway and Mary Greenea- 
way, for euer. [If Vrsula have no children, the premises after her de- 
cease, said Greeneaway gives] vnto my kinsman & servant Thomas millett, 
the sonne of Thomas & mary Millett|| my sonne in Lawe & daughter, To 
have and to hold, he paying tenn pounds for fower yeares, fourty pounds, 
tenn pounds p r Annum, vnto my daughter Ann Pearse & hir children, 
thirty shillings, vnto my daughter elizabeth Allen^I and her children three 
pounds, to my daughter mary millett & hir other children thirty & five 
shillings, vnto my daughter susanna wales** & her children, if shee have 
any, one pound seventeene shillings & sixepence & vnto my daughter kath- 

* The Calves' Pasture, as we understand it, lay /between Savin Hill on the south, and Old 
Harbor on the north, the sea bounding it on the east and the " Cow walk" on the west. 
Calves' Pasture bar, or, as it was often called, " Cow Pasture," which is entirely bare at 
low water, extends to the channel of the Neponset, while the noted " Farm Bar " juts out 
in another direction, giving a zigzag form and course to the bed of the river. These bars 
have long been celebrated for clams, many bushels of those shell fish having been drawn 
from their hiding places in the mud and sand. 

f Old Harbor, strictly speaking, we suppose to have been the harbor or bay which makes 
up toward the Little Neck, now Washington Village, where vessels of moderate tonnage, 
at proper times of the tide, can unload their freights. Many of the first settlers located in 
this neighborhood, inland, along the curve from " the Neck " to " Rocky Hill," since " Old 
Hill," now Savin Hill. 

X The "letle necke" probably had, with some of the marsh adjoining, less than one 
fourth the quantity of land that the " greater necke," now South Boston proper, contained. 
The latter, in 1636, was by measurement about 480 acres. 

§ The serpentine "Cow walke " of the past, on Boston Street, between little neck and 
" the dyke meadow," has been changed. The city authorities have within two years 
raised the grade and straightened the crooked but solid highway of our boyhood. The 
" causeway " as of old, is no more known among us. 

|| Thomas Millett joined the church at Dorchester in 1636, the year after his arrival ; 
was made freeman May 17, 1637, in company with George Proctor, whose daughter Mary 
married Thomas Pierce, the son of Robert and Ann. William Sumner and Thomas Dee- 
ble, also of Dorchester, took the freeman's oath the same day. Thomas Millet had a 
grant of two acres, three quarters and four rods in Dorchester Neck, March 18, 1637, and 
the same quantity in other lands. Mr. M. was born in 1605, and his wife Mary (Green- 
way) Millett in 1606. His house was burned in 1657, and a portion of the Records of 
Dorchester kept there were destroyed. The children of Thomas and Mary were : Thomas, 
who came from England with his parents, as before related; John, Jonathan, Mary and 

f Sept. 1, 1634. " It is ordered that Bray Clarke and John Allen "—probably the bus- 
band of Elizabeth — " shall build an house upon the Rocke, by John Holman." Also, 
these two, with others, had a grant of " 3 acres apeece, upp Naponset." — Register, xxi. 

** Nathaniel Wales, a weaver, husband of Susannah, was a passenger in the James, of 
Bristol, in 1635, with Rev. Richard Mather, who gives us the name of Mr. W. in his Jour- 
nal. They had children Timothy, John and Nathaniel. See abstracts of the wills of Na- 
thaniel, senior, proved Dec. 3, 1661, and that of his son, Nathaniel, junior, a shipwright, 
proved May 27, 1662, in Register, xi. 37, 169. 

1878.] John Grenaway. 57 

erine daniell & to her children one pound seventeen shillings & sixpence, 
and so yearely vntill the said terme of fower yeares be expired and the 
said fortie pounds be fully paid. If the said Thomas millett die before he 
Come to enjoy the same & have not heires of his body Then his brother 
John Millett or other sonne of Thomas millett the father shall have the said 
p r misses to him and his heires for euer, paying whatsoeuer Thomas millett 
his brother should have paid. And whereas I have expressed nothing for 
the heires of my daughter Vrsula to pay if she have any heires I enjoine 
him hir or them for pay only twenty pounds in the same manner Thomas 
Millett should have donne if it had Come to him, that is to say, To the said 
Tho. millett my kinsman & se r vant eight pounds, to Anne Pearse two 
pounds, to Elizabeth Allen three pounds, to mary millett two pounds, to 
susanna wales three pounds & vnto katherine daniell two pounds, at the 
times of payment above expressed, by equall portions. In witness whereof, 
I the said John Greneaway, have hereunto put my hand & seale, the fifth 
day of the twelf month annoj domi 1650. 

John Greneawat & a seale. 

In the presence of 
Humphry Atherton, Thomas Millett, Robert Haward. 

Humphry Atherton & Rob* Howard deposed before 
William Hibbins, 6 mo. 1652. 

Entred & Recorded 7 May 1652 

p r Edward Raws on, Recorder. 

I, John Greeneaway of dorchester in New England for diuerse good 
Cawses and Considerations me there vnto mooving and specially for the 
great love and fatherly AffeccSn that I beare vnto my sonne in law Robert 
Pearse* and Ann Pearse my daughter, now wife of the said Rob* Pearse, 
hath given unto the said Robe r t Pearse and Ann his wife all that my land 
scittuate in the Pine necke,f in dorchester, six acres whereof was purchas- 
ed of moses mauericke,$ together with the meadow in the said necke be- 

* It has been repeatedly stated that Robert Pierce, the husband of Ann (Grenaway) 
Pierce, came to Dorchester in 1630. We can find no evidence — after a thorough and con- 
tinuous research — that he was here until several years subsequent to that time. The first 
appearance of his name on the town records is under date of Oct. 31, 1639. " It is ordered 
y* Robert pierce shall be a Commoner." He seems to have been the only one mentioned on 
the record in that manner. So far as we can learn farther than the above, he had no grants 
of land, held no town office, his name was not appended to the famous Dorchester petitions 
of 1641 and 1664, nor does his name appear again on the town books, excepting on the birth 
of his youngest daughter Deborah, in February, 1639-40 — who died in less than three 
months — his admission to the church in 1640, and that of his death — " Robert Pierce of 
the great lots died 5 th buried 7 th 11 mo. 1664." Ann, his widow, died Dec. 31, 1695, says 
the grave-stone, " Aged abou t 104 Year." Their son Thomas, acording to the inscription on 
the stone, died Oct. 26, 1706, aged 71. If the family tradition is correct, Robert, the father, 
has left some visible token of his presence with us in the house he built, and the bread, 
" the remainder biscuit," that he brought with him to these shores. 

f Pine Neck is situated on the Neponset River, north and east of the Old Colony Rail- 
road, and near the Neponset station. Within the memory of many still living, the lower 
part, at least, of this now compact settlement was covered with a dense grove of pine trees. 

X Moses Maverick moved to Salem. He was there in 1634, engaged in the fishing busi- 
ness ; in 1637, joined the church at S., but soon after removed to Marblehead, where he 
continued to reside. He died June 28, 1686, aged 76. On the 6th of January, 1633, it was 
ordered by the town of Dorchester that he should have the lot of land " that was alloted 
for Edward Ransford." Maverick, it seems by the above document, sold his land to John 
Greenway. Dr. Harris made the name of Edward Raynsford read Edward Raymond, in 
his transcript of the town records, which we followed in Register, xxi. 165. The original 
reads Ray ; the rest of the word is gone. In the History of Dorchester, page 78, it says : 
"Edward Raymond was in Dorchester early; probably in 1630. He did not remain 


58 John Grenaway. [Jan. 

longing vnto the same, together w th the Comons appertayning to the six 
acres afore mentioned To have and to hould vnto the said Robert Pearse 
and Anne his wife, from the day of the date heereof, during their lives, and 
to the longest liuer of them, and After their decease to Thomas Pearse the 
only sonne of the said Robert and Anne and to his heires, and if the said 
Thomas dye w th out Issue then the said land to Remaine vnto mary Pearse 
and Sarah Pearse daughters of the said Robert and Ann oequally to be 
divided and to their heires for euer, and if either of these said daughters 
dye without Issue the surviver to have the others portion. 

In witness whereof I the said John Greeneaway have here vnto 
put my hand and seale this first day of the twelf month 1650. 

John Greeneaway & a seale. 

In the p r sence of vs, 
Humphry Atherton, Thomas Millett, Rob* Howard. 

Humphry Atherton & Robrt. Howard deposed 6 of the 3 d mo. 
before me William Hibbins. 

Entered & Recorded 7 th May 1 652. 

p r Edward Rawson, Recorder. 

This deed made the tenth day of the sixth month, 1650, Betweene John 
Greeneaway of dorchester in New England mill wright of the one partie 
and william daniell & katherine his wife the daughter of the said John 
Greeneaway of the other partie Witnesseth that the said John Greeneaway 
for and in Consideration of the greate love & fatherlie Affection he hath 
vnto the said william & katherine his sonne in law & daughter & for their 
better lively hood & maintenance doe give vnto the said william daniell & 
katherine his wife all that his proprietie & Right in the land & Comona 
lying on the south side of Neponset Riuer, that is to say, one lote lying in 
the first lote in the three divisions already laid out, which said lote Con- 
taines thirteene acres or thereabouts, be it more or lesse, bounded with the 
lote of Edward Bullocke lying on the west side of the said lote and the lote 
of Robert Pearse lying on the east side of the said lote, and the rest of his 
propriety of Comon Right lying above the said three devisions, and also one 
peece or p'cle of meadow lying on that south side of naponset Riuer being 
salt marish meadow, which meadow conteines three acres be it more or lesse 
bounded with a p'cle of meadow John Gills lying on the east side of it and 
a p'cle of meadow of Henry Woodworth one the west side of the same & 
Naponsett Riuer one the North and m r wilsons vpland belonging to his farme 
on the South To have and to hold vnto the said william daniell & kathe- 
ren his wife from the day of the date hereof during their lives, and after 
their decease vnto the heires & children of the said william & katheren 

long." This account was based, we presume, on the conjectural name given by Dr. Harris, 
and is doubtless erroneous. 

As it is not likely it will ever be known just what matter was contained in the first four 
pages of the missing record of 1630-1632, it may be well to give from " The Table " — as he 
calls it — of James Blake, made in 1745, what he has entered as the principal subjects of 
pages three and four. As Blake makes no allusion to pages one and two of the record, we 
may naturally infer that the first leaf was gone when he made his " table," or index. 

On page 3. The land from M r San fords to M r Walcotts to lye Common. Fields to be 
kept in severalty. Newton John, to have y e first lot beyond y e 2 d Brook. Upsal Nicholas, 
his grant of an Acre on Rockey Hill. 

On page 4. Crab John, his Lot granted to Mr Denslow. Marsh at y* higher end of 
Neponsit, who to have it. From y e Plantation to Strawberry hill, who to have it. Grant 
to Mr Ludlow 4 acres. Rositer M r , his grant of 6 acres of land. Greenway John, to have 
y e 8 acres granted to Rainford in y e neck in case. 

1878.] Paul Richard to Jacob Wendell, 1746. 59 

for euer. In wittnes whereof I the said John Greeneaway have heere vnto 
put my hand and seale on the day & yeere first above written. 

John Greeneaway & a seale. 
Sealed & deliuered 

in the p r sents of vs 

Humphry Atherton 

Thomas Millett 

Robert Howard 

Humphry Atherton and Robert Haward deposed 6. 3 d mo. 1652, 
before me William Hibbins. 

Entred & Recorded 8 th May 1652. 

p r Edward Rawson, Recorder. 



Communicated by Jeremiah Colburn, A.M., of Boston. 

PAUL RICHARD, or Richards, the writer of the following 
letter, was the eldest son of Stephen Richard, whose father 
Paul Richard settled in New York as early as 1667. A genea- 
logical account of this family forms chapter viii. of the third volume 
of the late Rev. Abner Morse's "Descendants of Ancient Puritans." 

With his brothers he succeeded to the mercantile business of his 
father, which they greatly extended. He was mayor of New York 
from 1735 to 1739, and was elected to represent that city in 1743, 
in the provincial legislature, and continued a member till his death. 
He opposed the administration of Gov. Clinton, and was an intimate 
friend of Chief Justice Delaney. He married Elizabeth Bache, sister 
of Theophilate Bache, but left no descendants. He died December, 
1756, aged 56. 

An abstract of his will, which is in the New York Surrogate's 
office, lib. xx. fol. 151, is given by Morse (Anc. Pur., iii. 172). 
See New lloy % k Colonial Documents, vol. vi. p. 119 ; Smith's 
History of New York, vol. ii. 142. 

New York y e 12 th May 1746. 
Coll Jacob Wendell 

S r I rec d Y r favour of the 5 th Instant on the same Sheet of paper of a 
Letter of the Same Date of His Excell cy Gov r Sheerly with regard to Some 
Enlisted men here for his Regiment, for Answer to him begg youll make 
my Copplements to his Excelly and tender him my hest Services in any 
shape I am Capable of, as to the Eight men, I Yesterday after Church 
went to Sergant Ramsey's and was Informed from his wife that her hus- 
band with the Eight recruts where gone to Philledelphia, and that She by 
the post the Night before had a Letter of him that he had Delivered the 
Recruts to Cap* Procter one of Go r Sherly's recruting Officers their with 

60 Paul Richard to Jacob Wendell, 1746. [Jan. 

whome he had Settle and received the Moneys, and is Expected here by the 
middle of this week when he returnes Shall Enquire farther about itt and 
if my Service is required Doe the needfull theretoe. 

Now in Answer to Yo" You say you are sorry I refused being a Com- 
missioner, I had severall Good reasons but this Only I shall Give you and 
I hope itt will be Satisfactory, M rs Richard is in a Badd state of health, 
I this Day am Goeing over to the Jerseys to Look out for Lodgings neare 
her Phisian for the somer Season and Intend to be with her as Often as 
my buissness and my being an assembleman will permitt which will be much 
Less then I should Encline, and will be Seldom enogh, for as you Know 
how I am Sircomstanced, haveing no Issue She is my all and Second Selfe, 
and I Conceive itt my Indispenscable Duty as Strong as I am tyed by 
Affections, to Contribute all in my power for her Ease and Satisfaction, and 
to take that Office of a Commissioner upon mee, might Occassion my Goeing 
from home two or three Months, which If I took upon mee by Choice, and 
any thing should happen to her in my Absence, I should never forgive my 
selfe, I shall be Verry Glad to see you when you Come on that buissness, 
but Cannot think the Meeting will be here Unless Gov r Gough of Verginia 
Comes in, which I was told Yesterday our Gov 1- p this post had rec d a Let- 
ter on that subject, and I Agree with you that if the Commissioners meet this 
Somer and make a Proper Representation to the Court of Great Brittain, 
with respect to the takeing of Cannaday, I make no Dought but the Nessesary 
assistance would be Orderd from thence, for without Some Navail force and 
Mariens I Imagaine itt not Practacable, nor is the Contanant able to bare 
the Expence of itt themselves. 

I have seen y r Tennant and have told him what you say ab* y r house he 
Seemes to be Easey for if you allow him the Intrest he will as Leave take 
itt up from other people and pay all Downe, Provided he is allowed a yeares 
Intrest on £400 : or a yeares Intrest on 200£ according to the proposealls 
I wrote you by Milkin, which he is willing to Comply with, but not other- 

I should be Glad you would Give me an answer ab* Edm d Tottersells 
Affaire I am Sorry to say that poor Man has not had Justice Done him, 
and begg youl Enquire about itt and Lett me know, or Make an End of itt 
for him, for his familie is Verry Poor, I have againe in Compassion Advanced 
him a Small Matter to Cloth them this winter Pray remitt allso the ballance 
of M r Braddocks Moneys in rum Paper Tea or any thing you think will an- 
swer best, the Loafe Sugar you sent Does not Answer. 

My best regards waite on you and all y rs 

I remaine with Much Esteeme 

S r Y r Most Humble Serv* 

P S Last Sunday Gov 1 Morris* Paul Richard. 

was Given over, and there is 
a report that he is Dead, but Cannot 
tell which way itt is Come. 

* Lewis Morris, governor of New Jersey, died at Kingsbury, N. J., May 21, 1746, aged 
75. His papers with a memoir are printed in the fourth volume of the Collections of the 
New Jersey Historical Society. — Ed. 

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Jacob. S. of m r Elias (& ) Stone jun r — 

Samuel S. of m r James & Kettel — 

Rebecca D. of Thomas & Mary Hawkins — 
Elizabeth D of mr Stephen Badger jun r Anne's wife 

Katherine D. of m r Thomas & Marg 4 Taylor — 

Elizabeth D. of m r . Benj. & 

Read — — 

Sarah D of m r Adam & 

Waters — 

Zechariah S. of m r Jofeph & 

Rand — 

David S. of m r . Ezechiel & m s Eliz Cheever — 

John S. of m r John & Dorcas Soley — 

Nathaniel S. of m r Nathaniel & 

Richard S. of m r Richard & Mary 

ham ju* 


Elizabeth. D. of m r . 

John & m s Eliz Stanly 

Sarah D. of m r Charles & 

Jonathan S of m r . Jonathan & Anne Ramfdell 

William S. of m r . William & m s Martha Abrahams 
o A,! r Twin Daughters of m r Jofeph & m s Anne 











Enoch S. of m r Jofeph & Ruth Hopkins 

Ebenezer S. of m r John & Mary Griffen — — 


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Elizabeth D. of widow Alice Woodwel ([blotted] 

Hufband Benj) 
Mary D. of m r Richard & Mary Sutton — — 

Annah. D. of m r . Benj & 

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Thomas S. of m r . Zechariah & Mildred Davis 
Stephen S. of m r Benj. & Abigail Waters — 
Mary D. of m r . Richard & m s . Sarah Fofter — 
Jeffe S. of m r Samuel & Fofdick — — 

Elizabeth D. of m r Samuel & Abigail Web — 
Haiiah D. of m r Robert & Hannah Calder — 
Sheppy S. of m r David & Townfend — 

Ruth D of. m r Samuel (& Ruth) Adams jun r — 

Abigail D. of m r Jofeph & Joanah Auftin ju r — 
John S. of m r James & Mary Auftin -r- — 
Grace D. of m r John (ju r [?]) & Grace Newel 
Elizabeth D. of m r Andrew & Martha Mallet — 

James S of m r Richard & 

Kettel — — 

Timothy S of m r Richard & Miller — — 

Samuel S of m r Timothy & Goodwin — 

Charles S of m r Charles & Sufanah White — 
Katharine. D. of m r Solomon & m s Katharine Phipps 
Mahitabel D. of m r . Jonathan & m s Millecent Rand 















Jonathan S of m r . Thomas & Anna Chapman — 
Hannah D. of m r Andrew & Abigail Newel — 
Matthew S. of m r George & Efther Minors — 








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Sarah D. of m* Jofeph & Mary Wood — — Wood 

Mary D. of m r John & Frances Phillips — — Phillips 

Abigail D. of m r Samuel & Abigail Call — — Call 

Richard S. of M r . Daniel & M s . Rebecca Ruffel Ruffel. 

Thomas S. of m r Thomas & M s Anna Moufel — Moufel 

John S. of m r John & Haiiah Simens — — Symens 

Michael S. of m r Michael & Winifred Brigden Brigden 

Sarah. D. of m r Bartholomew & Mary Trow — Trow 
Nathaniel D. of m r . Nathaniel & Elizabeth Waters Waters 

Jofeph S. of M r Samuel & Phipps — Phipps 

Samuel S. of Robert & Trevet — — Trevet 

Mildred D. of m r Jofeph & Rand — — Rand 

Elizabeth D. of m r John & Sprague — Sprague 

Jonathan S. of m r Jofeph & Elizabeth Lemman Lemon 

Andrew S. of m r Thomas & Frothingham Frothingham 

Lawrence S. of m r Stephen & Mary Butcher Butcher 

Robert S. of m r Robert & Mercy Spring — — Spring 

William S. of John & Faith Salter — — — Salter 

Simeon S. of m r Tho Brazier ■ — — — — Brazier 

Parnel D. of m r John & M s Parnel Codman — Codman 

Sufannah D. of m r Abel & Sufannah Pilf bury Pilfbury 

John S. of M r John & Anne Afbury — — Afbury 

Johanah D. of M r Thomas & Joanah Jenner — Jenner 

M s Abigail Sweetzer, an Adult perfon — — Sweetzr 
Jacob, fil s posthum Jacobi Defuncti & Annah 

Johnfon Johnfon 

Abigail D. of William & Teal — — Teal 

Mary D. of M r Barnabas & Davis — — Davis 

Elizabeth D. of m r John & m s Mary Cary — Cary 

William S. of m r William & Abigail Hoppen — Hoppen 

Baptizd 1723 

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Mary D. of M r Samuel & Trumbal — 

Sarah D. of M r Henry & Sarah Pownel — — 
Amos S. of M r Amos & Haiiah Harris — — 
Caleb S. of m r Caleb & Lampfon — — 

John Baxter, an Adult perfon — — — — 
Anne D. of m r Jfaac & Grace Parker — — 
John S. of M r John & m s Abigail Stevens — 
John ~) 

& V Twins of Mr Elias & Abigail Stone — 
Mary ) 

John. S. of m r Robert & Alice Right — — 
Mary D. of m r Chriftopher & Mary Blatchford 
Johanah D. of m r Jofeph & Whitamore ju r 

Mary Remick, an Adult perfon — — — — 
Elizabeth D. of William & Teal — — 

Grace D. of m r Stephen (jun r ) & Anne Hall — 
Daniel S. of Daniel (jun r ) & Lawrence 

Phillips I & 's sifter | Mary | 

Sweetser, adult perfons — — 
Katharine D. of m r Benj : & Frothingham 

















Note. — In the original Record horizontal lines are roughly drawn under each date with 
its entry, as shown by pages 331-39 (of Record) as printed. These lines were used until 
the end of 1731. As they are not important parts of the Record, and are printed with 
difficulty, they are hereafter omitted on these pages. After 1731 they were not used. 

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Sufannah D. of m r John & Logyn — — Logyn 

Anne & X t ? — — — — — Anne 
Zilpah Negroewoman j- Zilpah 

Mary D. of M r Jofiah & Mary Henshaw — Henshaw 

Samuel, S. of m r Samuel & Abigail Call — — Call 

Elizabeth D. of m r Ezekiel & m rs Abigl Cheever Cheever 

Abigail D. of mr Benj & Reed — — Reed 

1723-4 — Page 342 — 

Nathaniel D. of mr Joseph & Dorothy Kidder Kidder 
Anne D. of m r Joseph & Anna Salter — — Salter 
Jofeph D. of m r Nathl. Frothingham jun r & Frothingham 

Thomas S. of m r John & Rand — — Rand 

Anderfon S. of m r Samuel Addams — Addams 

Caleb S. of m r James & Mary Kettel — — Kettel 
George S. of m r George (decfd) & Ab Darling Darling 
Elizabeth Weli'h ) W Ifh 

& her Sister Katharine Welfh \ 

Jonathan S. of m r Jonathan & Millicent Rand Rand 
Efther. D. of m r Edward & Efther Brazier — Brazier 
Anna D. of M r Benjamin & Hurd — — Hurd 

Timothy S. of m r Joseph & Rand — — Rand 

Joanna D. of m r Samuel & Joannah Hill — Hill 
Mary D. of m r Richard & Mary Whittamore — Whitamore 
John S. of M r James & Margarit Sherman — Sherman 
Jofeph S. of Mr. Peter & M 8 Sarah Calef Calf 

Cassar & ) 
Pompey ) 

Abigail D. of M r John & Ruth Stimpson — 
Sarah D. of m r Thomas & Salter — 

Zecheriah S . of M r John & Fowl — 

Ebenezer S. of Thomas & Mary Diah — 
John S. of m r Jofeph & Froft — — 

Mary D. of M r Eleazr & Lydia Phillips — 
Abigail D. of M r John & Dorcas Soley — 
William S. of M r Jonathan & Anne Ramfdel 
William. S. of M r William & Mary Davis 

Sons of Csesar & Anne Negroes — Negroes 










Baptiz'd 1724 

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Mary D. Mr William & M rs Mary Barnet — 
Thomas S. of m r Joseph & ms Newel — 

John S. of m r John & Hafiah Rofe — — — 
Katharine D. of M r Richard (ju r ) & M s Sarah Fofter 
Thomas S. of m r Thomas & Margarit Taylor — 
John S. of m r Jofeph & Ruth Hopkins — — 
Samuel S. of m r Samuel & Abigail Phipps — 
Mary D. of m r Steven, & Mary, Badger jun r — 
John S. of m r James & Anne Hayes — — 
Wilson S. of m r John & Thankful Chamberlain 
Benjamin. S. of m r Benj & Annah Bancroft — 
Sufannah D. of m r Samuel Fofdick — — — 
David, S. of Deacon Jonathan (& Katharine) Kettel 
Mary D. of M r David & Townfend — 

Mary D. of m r Robert & Alice Right — — 
Thomas S. of m r Jofeph Auftin ju r — — — 
John S. of m r Edward Larkin ju r — — — 
John S of m r Elias Stone ju r & Abigail his wife 



















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Sarah D. of M r Charles Burroughs — — — Burroughs 

Samuel, S. of M r Samuel & Mary Larkin — Larkin 

Solomon S. of M r Solomon & Katharin Phipps Phipps 

Sarah D. of m r Benj: & Sarah Wheeler — — Wheeler 

Jacob S. of M r Thomas & Elizabeth Welfh — Welfh 

Elizabeth D. of m r Eleazer & Eliz Johnl'on — Johnfon 

Elizabeth D. of M r John & Parnel Codman — Codman 

Abigail D. of M r Daniel & M s Rebecca Ruffel Ruffel 

John S. of M r John & Francis Phillips — — Phillips 

Mabel, D. of M r Thomas & m 8 Joafia Jenner — Jenner 

Jane D. of M r James & Eliz Fleuker — — Fluker 

1724 I 5 Baptized — Page 344 — 

M r Jonathan Cary tertius } 

& his Brother Both Adult perfon > — — Cary 

James Cary ) Cary 

Thomas S. of m r Andrew & Abigail Newel — Newel 

Anne D. of m r Manffield & Abef [?] Tapley Tapley 

Sarah D. of m r Richard & Kettel — — Kettel 

Relief D. of M r George & M s Relief Barrow — Barrow 

Jonathan S. of m r John & Lo°;un — — Loo-un 

Timothy S. of M r Michael & Winefrd Brigden Bridgden 

John S. of m r John & Grace Newel — — — Newel 

Edward S. of m r Edward & Anne Newel — Newel 

George S. of m r John and Hafiah Fulker — Fulker 

Samuel S. of m r Robert & Trevit — — Trevit 

Sarah D. of M r Joseph & Sarah Rand — — Rand 

of M r Jofeph & Hafiah Salter — — Salter 

of m r Charles & Sufafiah White — White 

Twins of m r John & 

Jofeph S 

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Mary D. of m r James & Mary Brentnel 

Sarah D. of M r Richard & Miller — — 

Michael S. of m r Andrew & Mallet — 

Jonathan S. of m r Jofeph & Rebecca Harris — 

Katharine D. of M r John & M s Eliz. Stanly — 

Anderfon of m r Samuel Addams jun r — — 

Abigail D. of m r John & M s Abigail Stevens — 

Jonathan S. of m r Jonathan Cary tertius & Sarah 

John S. of M r Jfaack & Grace Parker — — 

Robert S. of m r Robert & Mercy Spring — — 

Jofiah S. of m r Jofiah & Hafiah Harris — — 

Sprague Sprague 












Baptized 1725 

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Jofeph S. of m r William & Sarah Eaton — — 
Jofhuah, S. of m r Jofhuah & Abigail Benjamin 
James-Bennet S. of m r Nathaniel & Eliz. Waters 
Elizabeth D. of m r Joseph & Frost — — 

Elizabeth D. of m r Nath. & Dorothv Lampfon 
Edward S. of M r Edward & Mirick — 

Sarah D. of M r Jonathan & Sarah Call — — 
Abigail D. of M r Timothy & Goodwin — 

Sufafiah D. of m r Richard & Sutton — 

George S. of m r Timothy & Mary Reed — — 
Hafiah D. of M r Seth (ju r ) & Hafiah Sweetser 
Rebecca D. of m r Jofeph & Ruth Hopkins — 
William S. of M r William & Eliz Reed — — 














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Susanah D. of m r Nath. Frothingham jun 
Hafiah, D. of M r Daniel Lawrence jun r & 

Margarit Lawrence 
Jofhua, S. of M r Abel & Pilf berry— — 

James S. of m r James & Eliz. Turner — — 
Hanah D. of m r Jonathan & Millecent Rand — 
Nicolas. S. of m r William Hoppings — — 
Katharine D. of m r Steven & Mary Butcher — 
Sarah D. of m r John & Mary Griff en — — 
Sarah D. of m r Chriftopher & Mary Blatchford 
Lydia D. of m r Nathaniel & Mehitabel Cowdry 
Anne. D. of m r Jonathan & Anne Ramfdel — 
Anne D. of m r Barthol & Trow — — 

Baptized 1725 | 6 — Page 346 — 

Nathaniel S. of m r Barnabas & Davis — 

Sarah D. of m r Benjamin & Waters — 

Abigail D. of m r David & Abigail Sprague — 
Jofeph S. of m r Samuel & Abigail Call — — 
Sarah D. of m r Benj : & Elizabeth Reed — — 
Mary D. of m r Samuel & Cary — — 

Solomon S. of M r Solomon & Eliz Phipps — 
Mary D of m r Elias Stone jun r — — — — 
Jonathan S. of m r Jofeph & Eliz Lemon — 
Sarah D of m r Robert & Sarah Stone — — 
Ebenezer S. of m r Samuel & Johaiiah King — 
Elizabeth D of m r John & Eliz Pierce — — 
Sufannah D. of M r James & Mary Kettel — 
Thomas ~) 

& > children of Thomas & Abigail Maudlin 
Abigail ) 

Steven S. of M r Steven & Mary Badger jun r — 
John S. of M r John & Webber — — 

Lydia D. of M r John & Dorcas Soley — — 
Elizabeth Barns, an Adult perfon — — — 
Elizabeth. D. of M r Nathaniel & Eliz: Wire — 
Robert S. of M r Robert & Lydia Calley — — 
Sufaflah D. of M r Charles & Burrough — 

William S. of M r James & Hephzibah Capen — 

— Frothingrham 

Baptized 1726 

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Samuel. S. of M r Robert & Mercy Spring — 
Jofeph S. of M r Benjamin & Hurd — 

Anna D. of m r James & Anne Hayes — — 
Jemima D. of m r Thomas & Jemima Stone — 
Elizabeth D. of m r Benjamin & Sarah Wheeler 
Hannah D. of M r John & Hanah Rofe — — 
Richard S. of M r Richard & Anne Richardfon 
Elizabeth Farnam, wife of Joseph Farnam — 
Elizabeth, & Mary, children of Said Jofeph & Mary 
Nathaniel of Nathaniel & Elizabeth Wier — 
Hannah D. of John & Rand — — — 

Jofeph S. of m r Samuel & Mary Larkin — — 
Efther D. of m r Joseph & Rand — — 

Sarah D. of m r Andrew & Abigail Newel — 
Elizabeth D. of m r Jonathan & Eliz Call — — 
Elizabeth. D. of m r Richard (jun r ) & Mary Fofter 


















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Abigail D of m r David & Townfend — 

Dorothy D. of m r Jofeph & Elizabeth Farnam 
Bilhah D. of Lincoln & Zilpah, Negroes — — 
Jemima D. of m r Richard & Miller — — 

John S. of m r John Smith ju r — — — — 
Frances D. of mr Samuel & Abigl Webb — 
Jofeph, & Charles, Hannah, Marah & Sarah Gray 
children of M r Jofeph & Hafiah Gray 
Daniel & Katharine, children of Daniel & Ab. 

Mary D. of m r Ifaac & Mary Bofdel [Bofdet?] 
Katharine D. of m r Samuel & Addams — 







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Page 348 — 

Daniel S. of m r Jfaac & Grace Parker — — Parker 

John S. of m r Adam & Waters — — Waters 

Timothy S. of m r Michael & Brigden — Brigden 

Edmund S. of m r Benjamin & Afiah Bancroft Bancroft 

Mary D. of m r Richard & Anne Kettel — — Kettel 

Abigail D. of m r William & Hopping — Hopping 

Mary D. of m r Thomas & Eliz Welfh — — Welih 

Mary D. of m r Stephen & m s Parnel Codman — Codman 

Katharine. D. of m r Caleb & Katharine Rand Rand 

Anne D. of m r Stephen Hall jun r , & Anne — Hall 

Anne D. of m r Joseph & Ruth Hopkins — — Hopkins 
Jane, an Adult negro Serv 4 of m r Rich. Boylftone Jane 

Elizabeth D. of m r John & Ruth Stimpfon — Stimpfon 

Sarah D. of m r Peter & m s Sarah Calef — — Calef 

Elizabeth D. of m r Jonathan & Sarah Call — Call 

Andrew. S. of m r Joseph & Ballard — Ballard 

Samuel S. of m r Daniel Laurence ju r & Margarit Laurence 
Eleazer S. of m r Eleazr Johnfon ju r & Elizabeth 

Johnfon Johnfon 

David S. of m r Jofeph & Newel — — Newel 

John S. of m r Jonathan & Millecent Rand — Rand 

Mercy D. of m r Thomas & Salter — — Salter 

Jonathan S. of m r Jonathan & m s Anah Howard Howard 

Sarah D. of m r Thomas & m s Margarit Taylor Taylor 

Benjamin S. of m r Edward & Mary Mirick — Mirick 

Abigail D. of m r Jn° & m s Abigail Stevens — Stevens 

Grace D. of m r Jn° Newel jun 1 ' & Grace — — Newel 
Hephzibah D. of m r Edward Larkin jur & Heqozibah Larkin 

Baptized 1726,7 — Page 349 — 

William S. of m r Henry & Pounding — Pounding 

Robert S. of m r Robert & Alice Right — — Right 

Elizabeth D. of m r Jofeph & Henfhaw — Henfhaw 

Jofeph S. of m r Jofeph & Froft — — Froft 

Mehitabel D. of m r Nathaniel & Mchitabel Cowdry Cowdry 

David S. of m r Benj. & m s Mercy Frothingham Frothingham 

Thomas S. of m r Thomas & Martha Symmes — Symes 

Ifaac S. of m r Elias Stone jun r — — — — Stone 

Elizabeth D. of m r William & Mary Pitts — Pitts 

John S. of m r James & Fowl — — — Fowl 

Samuel S. of m r Solomon & Katharine Phipps Phipps 

1878.] Longmeadow Families. 67 


Communicated by Willard S. Allen, Esq., of East Boston, Mass. 
[Continued from vol. xxxi. page 420.] 

4th Generation. [Page 13.] Ebenezer Bliss, of Longmeadow, son 
of Samuel and Sarah Bliss (see page 10), was married, Jan. 29, 1719, to 
Sarah Colton, daughter of Ephraim and Esther Col ton (see page 49). 
Their children were: 

Catherine, born Jan. 24, 1720, died May 10, 1805 ; Esther, born June 
26, 1721, died Jan., 1793; Ebenezer, born Nov. 25, 1722, died Jan. 24, 
1723 ; Ebenezer, born April 7, 1724, died Oct. 20, 1787 ; Josiah, born Aug. 
17, 1725, died Feb., 1805; Isaac, born Jan. 28, 1727, died Oct., 1809; 
Sarah, born March 11, 1730, died April 7, 1733; Ruth, born Jan. 16, 
1732; Samuel, born April 2, 1734; Sarah, born March 1, 1736. 

Catherine died unmarried. Esther was married July 26, 1759, to Daniel 
Chandler, of Enfield, and left no issue. Josiah was married to Sarah Frost, 
and settled in Monson and left children. Isaac married Hannah Hubbard, 
and settled in Western and left children. Ruth was married, Nov. 6, 1733, 
to Samuel Warriner, of Wilbraham. Sarah was married, Nov. 18, 1762, 
to John Rumrill (see page 190). Samuel was married to Abigail Rumrill 
alias Weld. They had a family in Longmeadow and removed to Vershire, 
she dying on the' road. The family of Ebenezer (see page 16). Ebenezer, 
the father, died Aug. 29, 1784, and Sarah, his wife, died Jan. 14, 1780, both 
being 88 years old, he a little more and she somewhat less. 

4th Generation. Henry Bliss, of Longmeadow, son of Thomas and 
Mary Bliss (page 11), was married to Rubie Brewster, of Lebanon, in 
Connecticut, date of their publishment Dec. 22, 1749. Their children were: 

Thomas, born Dec. 7, 1750, died Jan. 3, 1751 ; Solomon, born Nov. 8, 
1751; Calvin, born May 14, 1754; Henry, born June 7, 1757; Hulda, 
born July 2, 1759. 

Henry Bliss, the father, died Feb. 7, 1761. After the death of the father, 
his widow, with her children, removed to the Town of Barnardston in the 
county of Hampshire. 

4th Generation. Ebenezer Bliss, of Longmeadow, son of Ebenezer and 
Joanna Bliss (page 11), was married in 1752 to Mary Booth, daughter of 
John and Lydia Booth, of Enfield. Their children : Mary, born Feb. 26, 
1753 ; Lucy, born Jan. 29, 1755 ; Noah, born March 9, 1757. Mary, the 
mother, died Aug. 1, 1757. Ebenezer Bliss, the father, was married again, 
Aug. 27, 1760, to Abigail Cooley, daughter of Joseph and Mary Cooley, of 
Somers (see page 98). Their children were: 

Gains, born May 17, 1761, died Dec. 24, 1843, aged 82; Gad, born July 
29, 1762, died Nov. 21, 1845, aged 83; Naomy, born Feb. 1, 1764; Enos, 
born Nov. 25, 1765 ; Abigail, born May 27, 1769, died Aug. 13, 1842, aged 
73; Anne and Deborah, born July 14, 1771. Anne died June 2, 1834, 
aged 63. 

Abigail, the mother, died Oct. 6, 1787. Ebenezer Bliss, the father, was 
married again, 1790, to Hannah Alvord, of Wilbraham, daughter of Noah 
and Hannah Alvord; she was born March 5, 1728. Mary, the daughter, 
was married Dec. 6, 1786, to John Ashley, of Springfield. Lucy was mar- 

68 Longmeadow Families, [Jan. 

ried to Doctor Joseph Clark, Aug., 1776. Abigail was married (page 14) 
June 13, 1793, to Asa Colton, son of Asa and Sarah Colton (see pages 70 
and 77). Anne was married Jan. 30, 1800, to Samuel Keep (see page 160). 
Naomy was married Feb. 5, 1789, to John Robinson, of Granville. Deborah 
was married June 9, 1802, to Benjamin Cook, of East Windsor. Ebenezer 
Bliss, the father, died March 2, 1808, aged in his 83d year. Hannah Bliss 
died May 8, 1810. The families of the sons (see pages 17 and 18). 

4th Generation. Stephen Bliss, of Wilbraham, son of Ebenezer and 
Joanna Bliss, was married June 10, 1756, to Catharine Burt. Their 
children were: 

Catharine, born Aug. 15, 1757; Mercy, born June 24, 1759; Stephen, 
born July 2, 1761 ; Susannah, born March 21, 1764; Gideon, born May 12, 

1766; Cloe, born , died Oct. 2, 1776. Stephen Bliss, the father, 

died Feb. 13, 1806. 

4th Generation. Joel Bliss, of Wilbraham, son of Joanna and Ebenezer 
Bliss, was married to Sarah Kilborn, daughter of Samuel and Sarah 
Kilborn, published Aug. 12, 1761. Their children: 

Sarah, born May 13, 1762; Daniel, born Oct. 4, 1763; Obed, born Jan. 
3, 1765; Jesse, born Feb. 21, 1768; Betsey, born July 11, 1770; Lorice, 
born Oct. 9, 1772; Violet, born April, 1774; Joel, born Oct. 1, 1776; 

Daniel, born May 12, 1779; Patty, born Nov. 2. 1780; Jeremy, . 

Sarah, the mother, died. Joel Bliss, the father, died . 

4th Generation. Rev. John Bliss, of Ellington, son of Ebenezer and 
Joanna Bliss, was graduated at New Haven 1761, was ordained Nov. 9, 

1765, and was married to White, daughter of Capt. Joel White, of 

Bolton. Their children : John, lived and died at Tolland, Ct. ; Betsey, 
Achsa, Joel White, Hosea, Daniel. Rev. John Bliss died 1790, see Cata- 
logue of Yale College. 

5th Generation. [Page 15.] Nathaniel Bliss, of Wilbraham, son of 
Nathaniel and Mary Bliss, was married Sept. 25, 1733, to Priscilla Burt, 
daughter of David and Martha Burt. Their children : 

Mary, born Nov. 21, 1734; Martha, born May 10, 1739 ; Nathaniel, born 
Nov. 26, 1741, died Nov. 5, 1782 ; David and Jonathan, born April 4, 1745; 
Thomas, born Nov. 25, 1747. Mary was married to Comfort Chaffee, Jan. 
19, 1758. Nathaniel Bliss, the father, died Nov. 23, 1771. His wife, 
April 12, 1769. 

5th Generation. Pelatiah Bliss, of Longmeadow, son of Nathaniel and 
Mary Bliss, was married to Sarah Crowfort, of Brimfield. The date of 
their publishment Sept. 24, 1743. Their children: 

Sarah, born July 22, 1744, died Dec. 23, 1745; Mercy, born Nov. 15, 
1745, died Dec. 17, 1745. 

Sarah, the mother, died Dec. 17, 1745. Pelatiah Bliss was married again 
Dec. 1, 1748, to Jemima Hitchcock, daughter of David and Mary Hitchcock, 
of Monson. She was born May 14, 1729. Their children: 

Jemima, born Sept. 24, 1749, died May 15, 1787 ; Sarah, born Oct. 23, 
1751, died Sept. 26, 1754; Lucy, born Oct. 13, 1753, died Aug. 19, 1754; 
Zadock, born July 3, 1755, died Dec. 7, 1813, aged 58; Mercy, born March 
22, 1757, died June 28, 1787 ; Jonathan, born March 22, 1757, died April 
5, 1759; Lucy, born June 30, 1760; David, born July 1, 1762, died May 
7, 1815; Simeon, born Dec. 8, 1764; Zabitha, born April 11, 1767, died 
Oct. 1794; Submit, born Feb. 22, 1770. 

Jemima, the daughter, married Jan. 27, 1774, to Joseph Bumstead, of 
Wilbraham. Lucy was married Nov. 30, 1788, to Asa Baldwin, of Vershire. 

1878.] Longmeadow Families. 69 

Pelatiah Bliss, the father, died Oct. 24, 1789. Jemima, his widow, was 
married May 19, 1794, to Capt. Samuel Nichols, of Brimfield, who died 
Aug. 10, 1806, and she died Feb., 1811. The family of Zadock (see 
page 19). 

5th Generation. Abner Bliss, of Longmeadow, son of Nathaniel and 
Mary Bliss, was married June 28, 1749, to Sarah Cooley, daughter of Joseph 
and Mary Cooley. Their children : 

Abner, born Feb. 1, 1750, died March 31, 1750; Cloe, born May 10, 1751 ; 
Nathaniel, Jan. 6, 1753; Mary, born April 18, 1754, died Aug. 4, 1777; 
Sarah, born Jan. 6, 1756, died Sept. 5, 1757; Sarah, born Nov. 13, 1757; 
Bathsheba, born Jan. 13, 1760, died Feb. 24, 1832, aged 72; Mamre, born 
May 26, 1765. 

Cloe was married to Capt. Asahel Cooley, of Wallingford. Sarah was 

married to Tuttle, of Wallingford. Mamre was married to Abel 

Cook, of Wallingford. Abner Bliss, the father, died April 20, 1782. Sarah, 
his widow, died Aug. 9, 1794. The family of Nathaniel (see page 18). 

5th Generation. [Page 16.] Colonel John Bliss, of Wilbraham, son of 
John and Lydia Bliss, was married Nov. 8, 1749, to Abiel Col ton, daughter 
of Josiah and Margaret Col ton. Their children : 

Oliver, born Sept. 15, 1750, died Jan. 13, 1757; Lydia, born March 10, 
1752, died March 29, 1755; Lydia, born Jan. 19, 1756; Abiel, born June 
1, 1758; Lucy, born March 4, 1761, died March 31, 1761; Lucy, born 
March 28, 1762. 

Abiel, the daughter, was married March 13, 1777, to Josiah Cooley (see 
page 108). Lydia was married to the Rev. Moses Warren, of Wilbraham. 
Lucy was married to Edward Morris, of Wilbraham. Abiel, the mother, 

died . Colonel John Bliss, the father, was married to Sarah Morris, 

widow of Isaac Morris, and he died Nov. 3, 1809, in his 83 year. 

5th Generation. Aaron Bliss, of Longmeadow, son of John and Lydia 
Bliss, was married April 23, 1754, to Miram Colton, daughter of William 
and Mary Colton. Their children : 

Aaron, born Sept. 1, 1754, died June 25, 1776; Moses, born June 14, 
1757, died June 17, 1757 ; Miriam, born June 20, 1758, died July 8, 1831; 
Hannah, born Feb. 21, 1761, died April 6, 1822; Margaret, born May 10, 
1764, died Oct. 15, 1831 ; John, born Nov. 22, 1766; Eunice, born Jan. 6, 
1770, died July 30, 1830; Oliver, born Feb. 22, 1773, died Aug. 13, 1840. 

Miriam was married July 10, 1799, to Lieut. Hezekiah Hale. Hannah 
was married July 24, 1788, to Thomas Colton (see page 71). Margaret 
was married March 28, 1799, to Ezra Stebbins (page 203). Miriam, the 
mother, died May 22, 1805. Aaron Bliss, the father, died Feb. 1, 1810. 

5th Generation. Ebenezer Bliss, of Longmeadow, son of Ebenezer and 
Sarah Bliss (page 13), was married Oct. 18, 1749, to Sarah Cooley, daughter 
of Daniel and Jemima Cooley (see page 96). Their children: 

Asahel, born Feb. 5, 1750, died May 11, 1777; Nathan, born Sept. 27, 
1752; Eli, born Oct. 15, 1754; Ebenezer, born 1756; Gad, born Dec. 3, 
1758 ; Esther and Phebe; Elizabeth; Abijah, born June 14, 1766 ; Daniel, 
born Dec. 27, 1769. 

Phebe was married Feb. 10, 1789, to Josiah Molton, of Hatfield. Eliza- 
beth was married April 12, 1792, to Levi Rumrill (page 191. See the 
family of Asahel, page 19). The most of the children being settled in remote 
parts of the country, their families are unknown. Ebenezer Bliss, the 
father, died Oct. 20, 1787. Sarah, his widow, died March 3, 1795. 

5th Generation. [Page 17.] Noah Bliss, of Longmeadow, son of 
VOL. xxxii. 7 

70 A. Yanlcee Privateer snian in Prison. [Jan. 

Ebenezer and Mary Bliss, was married Feb. 11, 1784, to Abigail Cooley < 
daughter of Stephen and Mary Cooley (see page 101). Their children: 

Calvin, born Dec. 11, 1784; Walter, born May 21, 1791, died Sept. 15, 
1793; Walter, born July 4, 1796; James, born June 4, 1797. 

Noah Bliss, the father, died Dec. 6, 1816, born March 9, 1757. Abigail, 
the mother, died April 9, 1826, aged 67 years. 

[To be continued.] 



Communicated by William Richard Cutter, of Lexington, Mass., with Notes. 

[Continued from vol. xxxi. page 288.] 

[1778, August.] Sunday, 2d. Clear weather. The report this day is 
the English and French fleets had met and had an engagement ; the par- 
ticulars we have not learned. Nothing remarkable concerning us. 

Monday, 3d. Fine weather. Great talks of the Victory of one hun- 
dred guns, and seven sail of line as haviug got a basting from the French. 
It is this day in the newspapers that the English had three hundred and 
fifty odd killed, and twice that number wounded, when both fleets retired ; 
the French into Brest, aud the English disabled ships into Plymouth.* 

Tuesday, 4th. Clear weather. Mr. Wrenn and Mr. Duckett came and 
paid us our money ; brought us no news of any kind that may be depended 
upon from America. 

Wednesday, 5th. Clear weather. Last night twenty-five of the French 
prisoners made their escape out of their prison by making a hole through 
the wall ; four of whom were taken the same night, the remainder not yet 
heard of at eight o'clock at night ; among them were two Americans that 
were committed with them. All Gosport and Portsmouth was alarmed on 
the occasion, camps, &c. &cf 

Thursday, 6th. Cloudy weather. This day the press-gangs brought 
back four of the French prisoners and one of the Americans that made 
their escape on Tuesday night. There are six sail of the line missing since 
the engagement. It is supposed they are gone into France to repair, as 
nothing can be learned of them as yet. No news for us. 

Friday, 7th. Clear weather. No news of any kind stirring this day. 
The French prisoners would not have their beef this day, it being cow-beef. 
They get nothing in lieu of it. 

Saturday, 8th. Clear weather. We understand that the British troops 
are to leave New York and repair to Rhode Island aud Halifax, as they 
are to be kept in their service (if they can). 

Sunday, 9th. Clear weather ; nothing new this day. 

* This was the non-decisive engagement between Kcppel and D'Orvilliers, off Ushant, 
July 27, 1778 — see note, under entry of Journal, for Dec. 14, 1778. 

f An account of this alarm found its way into the London periodicals somewhat thus : — 
The Westminster Militia regiment had encamped on Weovil Common, near Portsmouth, 
and on Tuesday, 4th, was alarmed by the tiring of two guns from Forton Prison, where 
the French and American prisoners were confined. In less than ten minutes the whole were 
under arms, and upon their arrival found the prisoners making their escape through a hole 
just big enough for a man to pass. Between twenty and thirty had already fled, and though 
pursued with the utmost despatch, found means to secrete themselves and elude the vigi- 
lance of their pursuers. About fourteen days before, eleven American, officers made their 
escape from the same prison. — Gentleman's Magazine, for 1778, p. 386. 

1878.] A. Yankee Privateer sman in Prison, 71 

Monday, 10th. Clear weather ; nothing remarkable this day, &c. &c. 

Tuesday, 11th. Cloudy weather. Mr. Wrenn and Mr. Duckett came 
and paid us our wages ; brought nothing material. 

Wednesday, 12th. Clear weather; nothing new this day. 

Thursday, 13th. Clear weather. This day came on shore, twelve 
French prisoners, and were committed to Forton Gaol. 

Friday, 14th. Cloudy and rainy. Mr. Martin very poorly. 

Saturday, 15th. Clear weather. I went out at the gate this day. The 
report is that eleven of the French prisoners that made their escape some- 
time ago, are taken up at sea, and brought into some port of England. No 
news remarkable. 

Sunday, 16th. Fine weather. This day Mr. Haswell came here to 
inquire about his son, and saw Mr. Greenleaf in the hospital. Mr. Martin 
went into the hospital.* 

Monday, 17th. Clear weather. Mr. Evertf and one of the turnkeys, 
exchanged a few blows, and the latter went and complained to the Agent. 
The Agent ordered him in the Black Hole, much against the officer of the 
guard's will. 

Tuesday, 18th. Clear weather. Mr. Wrenn and Mr. Duckett came and 
paid us our money ; brought no news. Mr. Evert came out of the Black 
Hole, through the officer of the guard's means. 

Wednesday, 19th. Clear weather. Came here, this afternoon, six French 
prisoners that were taken in a merchantman, bound to South Carolina, by 
a Guernsey privateer. The officers of the prize went on their parole of 
honor. Came here seven French prisoners that made their escape from 
here ; were taken on the coast of France. 

Thursday, 20th Very fine weather; nothing remarkable this day. 

Friday, 21st. Clear weather ; no news for us. This day James Thomp- 
son was whipped for stealing silver knee-buckles — twelve lashes4 

Saturday, 2 2d. Clear weather and very hot ; nothing remarkable. 

Sunday, 23d. Clear weather. Great numbers of the inhabitants came 
up here to see the American and French prisoners. The Pall Mall Soci- 
ety § has once more prorogued the Parliament till the 1st of October. 

Monday, 24th. Very hot. This day were brought from on board the guard- 
ship lying at Spithead, thirty French prisoners that have been taken at 
different times, and seven more that made their escape out of their prison. 
They were taken within one league of the French coast, by a fishing boat, 
and brought in here.|| Likewise Mr. Wybert received a letter from Mr. 
Bubottrong, in France, which gives us great encouragement ;1[ likewise a 
letter from London which gives very agreeable news of Gen. Washington 
and Lee's being at Clinton's heels through the Jerseys, and had killed fifteen 
hundred of the English troops, and had taken all their baggage.** Like- 

* Mr Martin — see note, under entries of Journal, under June 23, 1777. Mr. Greenleaf— 
Thomas Greenleaf, lieutenant of marines, of the Angelica, out of Boston — see Roll — com- 
mit ed to Forton Prison, July 7, 1778. He effected his escape from prison, to France, 
whence he wrote letters — see entry of Journal for Jan. 9, 1779. The name of Mr. Haswell 
does not again appear. 

f Mr. Evert — see entry immediately succeeding — this name does not appear on Roll. 

% James Thompson — one of the crew of the Oliver Cromwell, privateer — see Roll — 
committed to Forton Prison, Oct. 13, 1777. 

§ " Palmel," in original. 

[| " Some French prisoners, Friday, 7th August, were brought ashore by a Folkstone 
fishing boat. They had escaped from Forton Prison, and were making the best of their 
wav to France in a small boat." — Gentleman's Magazine for 1778, p. 387- 

H See note, under entry of Aug 9, 1777. 

** The march across New Jersey from Philadelphia to New York, during which the battle 
of Monmouth was fought, is here alluded to. 

72 A. Yankee Privateer sman in Prison, [Jan. 

wise D' Easting's* fleet had blocked up the harbor of the Delaware with 
twelve sail of the line, thirteen frigates, and it is to be hoped that there 
will be a good account of them hereafter. 

Tuesday, 25th. Clear weather. Mr. Wrenn and Mr. Dackett came 
here and paid us our money, and confirmed the news of yesterday. The 
French prisoners in the next yard (it being their king's birth day) were 
making merry with loud huzzas, and we with our Continental jack flying — 
the guard was turned out and dispersed the French prisoners, and locked 
them all up in close confinement at four o'clock; then they came and served 
us the same way. It being very hot, and we being very numerous, it 
proved very disagreeable ; but all as one spoke, and were glad to hear of 
the welfare of our brothers in America. 

Wednesday, 26th. Fine weather. Last night one of the French pris- 
oners died in the hospital ; he belonged to the other yard, where the jury 
sat on him, as is customary in this place. 

Thursday, 27th. Hot weather. This day I enter into the twenty-eighth 
year of my age ; it was attended with one p. o.g.,f as much as I could afford. 
Mr. Wrenn came here this day and assured us that we should not be here 
long, either all or a part were to go soon. 

Friday, 28th. Very hot weather. This day came on shore twelve 
American prisoners ; some from the guardship belonging to the Boston 
Frigate, taken in a prize bound to America ; some from Halsley Hospital, 
belonging to the True Blue privateer, out of Newbury, &c.| 

Saturday, 29th. Clear weather. By private letters we are informed of 
an exchange taking place very soon, and that we shall be sent to France. 

Sunday, 30th. Clear weather. Last night one Philip Cory died in 
our hospital ; he belonged to Rhode Island government; he was about eight- 
een years of age.§ We have the news of Admiral Byron's having an engage- 
ment with Monsieur D'Hastings on the banks of Newfoundland, and the 
latter had got the better. || 

Monday, 31st. Clear weather. The coroner and jury sat on the body 
of the young man that died, as is customary in England. Nothing parti- 
cular this day. 

Tuesday, September 1 st. Clear weather. Mr. Wrenn and Mr. Duckett 
came here and paid us our money ; likewise informed us that Lord Shel- 
burne was down here the latter end of last week, and ordered our officers 
three shillings in the room of five, to make the money hold out the longer. 
This morning Cory was buried. This day the officers got only three shil- 
lings, the first time. 

Wednesday, 2d. Cloudy weather ; no rain. Two of the Committee of 
London that have the care of our money, came here this day to see us ; 
likewise Mr. Wrenn and Mr. Duckett ; brought no news for us of any 

* D'Estaing's. 

t " Pogy," drunk. — Grose's SZa?ig Dictionary. 

X See Roll. Three of these are mentioned as belonging to the brig Reprisal — see commit- 
ments under June 19, 1778, and Aug. 9, 1777, in Roll. The True Blue privateer— see com- 
mitment under June 19, 1778, in Roll; and Register, xxvi. 28, and ibid. xxv. 367- The 
brig Reprisal, of the Continental service, was the vessel that carried Franklin to France. 
After a passage of thirty days after leaving the Capes of Delaware, Franklin anchored in 
Quibcron Bay. Two days before he saw land, his ship met and captured two British 
brigantines as prizes. Dec. 7, '776, he reached Nantes. Cooper says she was the first 
American man-of-war that ever showed herself in the other hemisphere. 

§ Philip Cory— of the Swallow, from Rhode Island— see Roll— committed to Forton 
Prison, Jan. 23, 1778. See Journal, entries, Aug. 31, and Sept. 1, 1778. 

|| Admiral Byron succeeded Lord Howe in command of the British fleet in America. 

1878.] Estate of John Solart, Wenham. 73 

Thursday, 3d. Still cloudy, no rain ; nothing remarkable this day. 

Friday, 4th. Cloudy weather. Last night Daniel Steward was put in 
the Black Hole for attempting to make his escape through the privy-house.* 
This afternoon, died in the hospital one of the French prisoners (a butcher) 
belonging to the other yard. 

September 5th. Clear weather. This day the man was buried that 
died in the hospital. We have the news of an engagement between the 
Count D'Hastings and Admiral Byron; the latter having six ships of the 
line taken and one sunk ; five American men of war and a number of pri- 
vateers being in company, as we are informed. 

Sunday, 7th. f Clear weather. Received a letter from Capt. Chew, in 
France,! which informs that Dr. Franklin had sent letters to the Con- 
gress about our immediate exchange, and expected an answer every day, 
which leaves us some hopes, &c. 

Monday, 8th. Clear weather. Last night there was a breach made 
among our officers through the Black Hole, by undermining, about thirty- 
five feet under ground, out into the public road. Thirteen French and 
two Americans (prisoners) that were confined in the Black Hole, and 
forty-five (Wilkes' number§) officers from above stairs, all made their 
escape ; in all, fifty-eight. This morning we were kept confined till twelve 
o'clock ; and, in the mean time, all the turnkeys and servants were em- 
ployed in plundering all their chests, cots, hammocks, &c. &c. When we 
were let out, much about the time, there were two of the men brought b?ck 
— one Bowers and John Connor — both belonging to the Angelic privateer, 
belonging to Boston.] During the time we were confined this morning, 
we ruined the book of the prison, which we paid for. 

[To be continued.] 



Communicated b3 T Henry F. Waters, A.B., of Salem, Mass. 

THE following documents are copied from Essex Co. Court 
Papers, lib. xxxiv. fol. 34. 

" Att the court held at Ipswich 24 of Sept: 1672 John Sorlah dyeing 
intestate the court grants Administration unto Elizabeth relict of the sd 

* Daniel Steward, or Stuart, of the Montgomery, belonging to Philadelphia — see Roll — 
committed to Forton Prison, Aug. 8, 1777. 

t Should have been "6th." This error of the original is perpetuated in the chronology 
of the Journal throughout the rest of the month, when another error of the original sets 
the chronology right with Oet. 1st. 

% See note, under entry for Jan. 23, 1778. 

$ John Wilkes, publisher of the "North Briton" — in " No. 45," of which, issued on the 
23d of April, 1763, he made a memorable attack on the King and Lord Bute, for which he 
was imprisoned ; a famous demagogue of the time, and friendly to the Americans ; lord 
mayor of London, 1775, &c, when he presented an address and remonstrance to the King, 
denouncing the government measures toward America. The " address, remonstrance, and 
petition of the city of London, to the king," 1775, is published entire in the Town and 
Country Magazine (London), for 1775, p. 221. 

|| David Bowers, prizemaster, and John Connor, gunner, Angelica privateer — see Roll — 
committed to Forton Prison, July 7, 1778. 

" Sunday, 6th September, 52 American prisoners made their escape from Forton Prison 
in the night." — Gentleman's Magazine, for 1778, p. 435. 

" Wednesday, 9th, 27 of the prisoners, who made their escape on Sunday night, were 
retaken, and are to be confined for 40 days in the dungeon as a punishment."— Ibid. 


74 Estate of John Solart, Wenham. [Jan. 

John Sorlah, of the estate of her late husband John Sorlah, And there being 
an Inventory presented of the Estate amounting to about five hundred 
pounds cleare estate, The court orders unto the widdow one hundred sixty 
five pound, and two of the daughters, haveing received there portions as 
appeared in court, by an aquitance under there hands, And seaven children 
yet remaining the Court orders to the Eldest sonu John Sorlah A dubble 
portion, viz. eighty four pound and of the six forty two pounds a peece viz. 
Sarah, Hannah, Martha, Joseph, Abigaill and Bethia as they come to age. 
Upon condition that the sayd John stay for his portion, till his mothers 
death, he shall have his portion out of the homestead, And further if he 
have ocation to build, he shall have one acre of land, next the high way 
about the place where Spaldens house stood, he fenceing it round, And he 
is to have all the land for his whole portion, as it is prissed in the Inventory, 
And the rest of the land to be securytie for the payment of the other childrens 
portions." ' k Vera Copia" &c, &c, 

p me Robert Lord Recd r . 
The Deposition of Ezekell Woodward Adged about 58 yers this Deponent 
doth testifie and say that the houses and lands that were formerly John 
Soolarts Sen r of Wenham Deceased, to which Elizabeth the Relect of the 
sayd Solart was Administratrex have bien and are now in my posesion and 
improuiment euer sine the yere 72 that I did marry with the sayd Elizabeth : 

Sworne in Court at Salem 30 : 9 : 80 

Atestes Hilliakd Veren CP: 

The Deposition of Peter Cocke aged about XV years, Son to Roger 
Cock, & brother to Sarah the wife of Isaac Hull all of Topsam in Devonshire 

That I did know John Solart of New England, and that my sister Sarah 
was his Reputed Wife, about one year that I can well remember, and after 
the decease of the said John Solart, my sister lived w th Isaac Hull, as his 
wife, and they were Reputed husband and wife about five years to my certain 
knowledge, I being very conversant in the house and my said sister hath 
two children which are the reputed children of the said Isaac Hull. [ 
farther saith not Taken upon oath y e 5 th Nov: 168( ) 

Before, John Walley Comisn r 

The Deposition of Thomas Carter late of Topsham in the County of 
Devon. Marrin 1 " aged about twenty six yeares Sworn saith that hee sometime 
knew and was acquainted with John Solart, son (as hee said) of one Solart 
of Wenham in New England Ordinary Keeper ; which s d John Solart 
married with Sarah daughter of Roger Cock of Topsham Chandler, and 
lived afterwards about two yeares and after his decease, Isaac Hull of s d 
Topsham married with the s d Sarah Relict Widdow of John Solart, by 
whome he hath had two children so reputed and further saith not. 

Taken upon Oath: 23°. Octob r . 1680. 

Before me, John Walley Comisn r 

" The Deposition of William Brusey aged about thirty years of Topsham " 
to the same effect. 

The testimoney of Robert Nowell of Salem aged about 34 yeares saith he 
being in England : at Topsham about fiue yeare agoe & being at the house 
of Isaack Hull, then liueing in Topsham about thre months after the said 
Isaack Hull was maryed (as he & his wife said :) & the wife of the said 
Isaac Hull told me that she had beene formerly the wife of John Solart a 
new England man, I being before acquainted with the said Isaac Hull : which 
was the ocasion of my goeing to his house & his wife understanding I was 
an ew (sic) England man, took the ocasion to informe me as before that she 

1878.] Estate of John Solart, Wenham. 75 

had beene the wife of the said John Solart a new England man, and further 
saith not. Taken upon oath this 3 d of Nouember 1 680 

before William Browne Assist 

These are to certifie that Isaac Hull & Sarah Solart were married in the 
parrish church of Clist S* George Sep: 1: 1675: by me William Clare 
Rector of the sayd parrish. 

The Depositions of Richard Hutten Senor Aged about 59 yrs and Ezekiell 
Woodward Aged about 58 yrs Thes Deponants doe testifie and say that to 
our knowlidge that John Soolart Juner decesed did goe for ould Ingland 
after he had made his will in the yere 72 and he did arive in this country 
safe again and the sayd Soolart did tell us thes Deponants that he had bien 
with Sarah his wife in Ingland, farther we thes deponants doe testifie that 
the said John Soolart Juner was sayd to be dead about two or three yers 
before the Deaceas of Elizabeth his mother and the said Elizabeth was 
liuing when the sayd John Soolarts will was proved. 

Sworne in Court at Salem : 30 : 9 : 80 

atestes Hilliard Veren Cly 

I, whose name is under writen doe declare that John Selart sum time of 
Wenham & latly of Topsham in the county of Deuon in old England left 
in my hands his will when bound for old England & about two years after 
returning hither againe hee toald mee that hee would change nothing of 
that will but it should stand & desired mee to write to his wife & her frencls 
in England & giue y m an ace* what hee had dun as in his will dooth apeare 
this I can testifie as in the presence of god to bee truth Roger Derby 

The last will and testament of John Solart made this 26 : 7 : 1672 

I being well in bodily health through Gods goodnes yet by his providence, 
being bound to sea, and for old England, and therefore for my setling what 
it hath pleased to give me for my inheritance in this present world, 1 do as 
hereafter will and dispose of it, I say all that my portion which was left to 
me, as my part & portion, by Ipswich court which is exprest in the courts 
settlement of it, to be as the sutnm there is, eighty four pounds which is my 
right in the estate of my ffather deceased, also a bill of four pounds which 
is due to me from M r Richard Oliver of Munhegen, this mentioned before 
I doe dispose and will as followeth, to my beloved wife Sarah Solart, now in 
England, I say the whole summ to her, If it shall please God I shall not be 
heard of more or shall by his providence be taken out of this world, If she 
have never a child by mee, I leave it wholy to her selfe, but if it please 
God that she have a child by me, then two thirds to the child, when it come 
of age, and one third to be her owne. &c. &c. &c. 

The appointed Walter Fairefield of Wenham his " sole executure." 

This will was proved 28 th March 1676. 

Wee whose names are underwritten being desired by John Solart Jun r . 
formerly of Wenham to be overseers to his Will : haueing by the desire of 
Isaack Hull had Conference w th Walter Ffairfeild Executor to the said Will, 
And according to our understanding of the said Will, wee find the said 
Isaacks wife Relict of said Solart to be right Heir to said Solarts Estates : 
& therefore according to our trust haue desired that Walter ffairfeild would 
quietly & peacably deliuer the said Estate unto Isaack her now husband for 
her Comfort & Apprehend that the Estate ought not to be deminished by 
the said Fairfeild In keeping it out of his hand who is husband to the said 
Solarts Widow : wittness our hands this fourth of Nouemb r . 1 680. 

Nehemiah Jewett 
Roger Derby 

76 Gosnold and Pring, 1602-3. [Jan. 


Extracts from a paper read before the New-England Historic, Genealogical Society, Nov. 
7, 1877, by the Rev. B. F. De Costa, of New York City. 

THE opening of the seventeenth century witnessed the revival of English 
colonial enterprise, and the voyages of Gosnold and Pring were amongst 
its results. 

In crossing the Atlantic, Gosnold displayed unusual confidence by taking 
the direct route, emulating the example of Verrazano and Ribault. By 
this, however, we are not to understand that he failed to make the Azores, 
as a map just published by the State of Maine would indicate, since he 
sailed in sight of one of them. 

It has been supposed that Gosnold's expedition was set on foot by the 
Earl of Southampton, with the permission of Ralegh. Brereton's narra- 
tive, published at the close of 1602, states on the title-page that the voyage 
was made " by permission of the honorable knight, Sir Walter Raleigh." 
For the period of two hundred and seventy-five years these statements have 
stood unchallenged ; and Sir Walter has been represented by historians as 
performing a prominent part in laying the foundations of New England 
colonization through Gosnold, his supposed agent. The time has come, 
however, to dismiss this opinion altogether, since the following letter, writ- 
ten by no less a person than Sir Walter Ralegh himself, distinctly de- 
clares the contrary. 

" Sir, Wheras as I wrote unto you in my last that I was gonn to Weymouth, to 
speake with a pinnes of myne arived from Virginia, I found this bearer, Captayne 
Gilbert ther also, who went on the same voyage. But myne fell 40 leaugs to the 
west of Virginia and this bearer as mach to the east ; so that neather of them spake 
with the peopell. But I do send both the barks away agayne, having saved the 
charge in sassephrase woode ; butt this bearer bringing some 2200 waight to Hamp- 
ton, his adventurers have taken away their parts, and brought it to London. 

" I do therefore humblie pray you to deale withe my Lord Admirall for a letter to 
make seasure of all that which is come to London, ether by his Lordship's actoretye 
or by the Judge ; because I have a patent that all shipps and goods are confiscate 
that shall trade ther, without my leve. And wheras sassephrase was worth 10s, 12s 
and 20s a pound before Gilbert returned, his cloying of the market will overthrow 
all myne, and his owne also. He is contented to have all stayde ; not only for this 
present butt, being to go agayne, others will also go and destroy the trade, which, 
otherwise, would yeild 8 or 10 for on, in certenty, and a returne in xx weekes. 

" I desire butt right herin ; and my Lord Admirall, I hope, will not be a hinder- 
ance to a matter of trade graunted by the Great Seale of Inglande ; his Lordship 
havinge also freedome and an interest in the Countrye. A man of my Lord's, of 
Hampton arested part of Gilbert's, for the L hope my Lord will not take it ; belong- 
ing not unto hyme ; having also hymesealf poure to trade ther by his interest. And 
it were pitty to overthrow the enterprise ; for I shall yet live to see it an Inglish 

" Ther was also brought 26 sedar trees by Gilbert, which one Staplyne of Dart- 
mouth hath ; If my Lord will vouchsauf to write to C. Harris to seaze them, we 
will part them in three parts, to seele cabineats, and make bords and many other 
delicate-things. I beseech you vouchsauf to speake to my Lord. I know his Lord- 
ship will do me right herein. I, for hast, have not written. For, if a stay be not 
made, it wil be spent, and sold into many hands, this bearer, Captayne Gilbert — who 
is my Lord Cobhame's man — will find out wher it is. He came to mee with your 
post letter. It is he — by a good token — that he had the great diamonde. 

" I beseich you, favor our right; and you shall see what a prety, honorabell and 
sauf trade wee will make. " Yours, ever to serve you, 

W. Ralegh. 

1878.] Gosnold and Pring, 1602-3. 77 

" I hope you will excuse my cumbersome letters and suit. It is your destney to 
be trobled with your frinds, and so must all men bee. But what you think unfitt 
to be dun for me shall never be a quarrell, ether internall or externall. I thank you 
ever more for the good, and what cannot be effected farewell ! If we cannot have 
what we would, methinks it is a greate bonde to finde a frinde that will strayne hyme 
sealf in his frinds cause in whatsoever, — as this world fareth. 

" Wemouth this 21 of August. 

" Gilbert went without my leve, and therefore all is confiscate ; and he shall have 
his part agayne." 

This letter, long since known to the writer and placed in a publisher's 
hands for publication in connection with a treatise, has of late years been 
accessible to general students, though its bearing and value appear to 
have escaped them ; as it did Ralegh's best, if not latest, biographer, who 
buried the letter in his appendix volume. The letter says nothing about 
Gosnold, though it will be seen that it alludes to his expedition of 1602, 
and to no other. 

The letter shows that neither the Knight nor the Earl had any connec- 
tion with the enterprise, though it exhibits as one leading factor, Lord Cob- 
ham, the notorious Henry Brooke, High Admiral. Gilbert is fully recog- 
nized as " Lord Cobhame's man," and he agreed to Ralegh's proposed act 
of confiscation, with the understanding that he should not lose anything. 
Ralegh says " he shall have his parte agayne," in which act Gilbert sought 
to make a profitable virtue out of necessity. This voyage was, perhaps, the 
carrying out of the expedition long before projected by Carlisle, in connec- 
tion with Salterne, mayor of Bristol, and others. 

Ralegh discovered that the voyage of Gosnold and Gilbert had been 
made when he went to Weymouth to confer with some people whom he 
had sent to South Virginia with Mace during the same season. 

The observation that they did not see any of the people, indicates that 
Ralegh believed that the colonists of Roanoke might still be found. 

Gosnold sighted the coast of Maine at a place which he called " North 
Land," twelve leagues west of which was " Savage Rock," now Cape Ned- 
dick, near York. There he met some Indians in a Basque shallop. Sail- 
ing thence toward Cape Cod, intending to go outside, he found himself land- 
locked at Provincetown, after a night of slow sailing. It is evident that 
he had no intention of stopping at the Cape. Archer says that they at once 
left Savage Rock, because " short of our purposed place." The purposed 
place clearly was the region described by Verrazano, south-west of Cape 
Cod. In passing around the Cape a point of land was named after Capt. 
Gilbert, " My Lord Cobhame's Man." In the future, " Point Gilbert " 
may properly recall the Conspirator, whose " man " carried with him the 
token of " the great diamonde." The expedition reached the island of 
Cuttyhunk in safety, where the attempt at " colonization " was begun and 
ended within about three weeks. Evidently, their intentions were not so 
serious as generally supposed, for they had made the voyage in violation of 
Sir Walter's charter ; and, under such circumstances, they could not have 
expected to achieve anything permanent. In seeking to learn what they 
could about the country, Archer and Brereton studied the Letter of Verra- 
zano microscopically, though the fact has never been pointed out. A care- 
ful comparison of their writings with those of Verrazano would enable the 
critic to see how certain language of the Florentine was worked over. 
They used the translation of Haklyt The following specimens illustrate 
this point : 


Gosnold and Pring, 1602-3. 



These people are exceeding courteous, 
gentle of disposition and well-conditioned, 
excelling all others; so far as shape of body 
and lovely favor, I think they excel all 
the people of America ; of stature, much 
higher than we ; of complexion or color 
like a dark olive ; their eyebrows and 
hair black, which they wear long, tied up 
behind in knots, whereon they prick 
feathers of fowls, in fashion of a coronet ; 
some of them are black, thin-bearded. * 
* * They are quiche and steadfast in 
their looks, fearless of others' harms, 
as intending none themselves. * * # 
Their women (such as we saw), which 
were but three in all, were but low of 
stature, their eyebrows, hair, apparel, and 
manner of wearing like to the men, fat 
and well-favored, and much delighted in 
our company ; the men are very dutiful 
towards them. 


Clean and straight-bodied, with coun- 
tenance sweet and pleasant. To these 
the Indians gave heedful attendance; for 
that they showed them in much familiar- 
ity with our men, although they would 
not admit of any immodest touch. 


This is the goodliest people and of the 
fairest conditions that we have found in 
this voyage. They exceed vs in bigness, 
they are of the color of brasse ; some of 
them encline more to whiteness; others 
are of a yellow colour, of comely visage, 
with long and blacke heire, which they 
are very careful to trim and decke up; 
they are black and quick-eyed. * * * 
The women are all of like conformitie and 
Beawtie, verie handsome and Well-fa- 
vored, they are well-mannered and con- 
tinent as anye women of good education. 


Every day the people repayred to see 
our ship, bringing their wives with them, 
whereof they are very jealous. * * * 
We could never obtaine that they should 
suffer them to come aborde our ship. 

These extracts are offered simply as illustrations of the manner in which 
Verrazano's Letter of 1524 was used, the use beins indicated even when the 
Englishman sometimes reverses the Florentine's thought. The beautiful 
descriptions of Verrazano doubtless formed one incentive to the voyage, 
and it is clear that his Letter was their guide. Gosnold himself refers to 
Verrazano by name when writing to his father. 

The failure to effect the proposed colony may be attributed especially to 
the mistrust of Capt. Gilbert, this mistrust being amply vindicated by the 
subsequent conduct of that individual in agreeing to Ralegh's confiscation 
of the cargo, it being slyly arranged that Gilbert should have his own share 
back again. The result of the proceedings instituted by Ralegh is not given. 
The voyage, however, is not to be spoken against because the infamous 
Cobham was a patron, even though the Popham expedition of 1 607-8 has 
been treated on wrong principles. Sir John Popham has been styled a 
" hanging judge," but he sent rogues to the gallows, while Cobham sent the 
innocent, and finally stood upon the scaffold himself. Still expeditions must 
be tried upon their merits. 

In the case of Gosnold's expedition, there is not much to say, though 
it is evident that the returning "Concord" was heavily freighted with 
discord. Neither Gosnold nor Gilbert went to New England again. The 
only result now evident is found in the voyage of Pring, who came the fol- 
lowing year to get another cargo of sassafras. The New England historian, 
who has set forth Gosnold as an authorized agent and pioneer in a dignified 
and well-digested scheme of colonization, may now very properly recon- 
sider the whole subject. 

The voyage of Martin Pring must also have a new interpretation, so far 
as concerns its destination. Its origin has been stated correctly, without 
doubt. No less a person than the venerable Richard Haklyt took up the 

1878.] Gosnold and Pring, 1602-3. 79 

subject, though the letter of Ealegh shows that the Knight had intended to 
seud out Gosnold and Mace again. Haklyt incited " sundry of the chiefest 
merchants " of Bristol to consider the matter, whereupon they sent Hak- 
lyt and others to obtain leave to " entermeddle and deale in that action," 
and permission was granted, we are told by Pring, " vnder his hand and 
Seale." For aught the writer knows to the contrary, Pring states the ex- 
act truth. As the Salterne family was concerned again, they were doubt- 
less taught prudence by the experience of the previous year, and had no 
disposition to appear, like Gosnold and Gilbert, as interlopers. 

Pring reached the coast near Fox Island, at the Penobscot, and then en- 
tered various rivers between that point and " Savage Rock." To add inter- 
est to the history of New Hampshire, it has been said he entered the Pis- 
cataqua River ; but of this there is no proof. The river alleged to have 
been the Piscataqua was east of " Savage Rock," and, since that rock, is 
known to have been east of the Piscataqua itself, the position is simply un- 
tenable. If Pring entered the Piscataqua after leaving the rock, he does 
not say so. 

That the place called " Savage Rock " was at Cape Neddick, and not 
at Cape Ann, is clear from the fact that it was fourteen or fifteen hours 
sailing with a " fresh breeze " from Cape Cod. Gosnold left the rock at 
three o'clock in the afternoon, and sailed until the next morning. If his 
point of departure had been Cape Ann, he would have reached Cape Cod 
before sunset. 

We find that after reaching Savage Rock, visited by Gosnold, Pring con- 
cluded not to delay, and, as his narrative recites, he " bare into that great 
Gulfe which Captaine Gosnold overshot the yeere before." This great gulf 
was nothing less than Massachusetts Bay. Finding " no people on the 
North Side thereof," and not satisfied with "our Expectations," we "left 
there and sailed over and come to anchor on the South Side," meaning the 
south side of the " gulfe." Nevertheless, all writers on this subject, from 
Belknap down, have understood him as referring to the south side of Cape 
Cod. They have been led into this error by supposing that the latitude 
which Pring gave for his harbor, 41° 25' N., was correct; whereas, like 
the most of the calculations at that period, it was about half a degree out 
of the way. It is remarkable that such an interpretation should have pre- 
vailed until now, considering the plainness of the narrative. It shows how 
easily writers will adopt views to save themselves a little trouble. The 
only " gulfe " that Gosnold overshot was Massachusetts Bay, and when 
Pring was on the south side of it, he was near Plymouth. If Belknap had 
made an examination in person, he would never have fixed upon Pklgar- 
town, at Martha's Vineyard, as the scene of Pring's visit. If Pring had 
gone where Gosnold went, he would have given some indication of it. But 
Salterne, who was with Pring, as with Gosnold, says simply, that " for the 
most part they followed the course of Captain Gosnold." Besides, Pring 
could not have lived seven weeks upon Martha's Vineyard without alluding 
to its insular character. But, on the contrary, his narrative conveys the 
impression that they were upon the main-land. One of the company went 
six miles into "the country." Certain other statements conclusively settle 
the question, and indicate the harbors of Plymouth and Duxbury as the 
scene of Pring's visit in 1603. 

First of all, they entered a " bay," not a little port like Edgartown. At 
the entrance there were twenty fathoms of water and a " pleasant hill " 
adjoining. There was also a river, up which they passed in boats. Now 

80 Gosnold and Pring, 1602-3. [Jan. 

at Edgartown there is no deep water, no sightly hill, and no river. Mar- 
tha's Vineyard does not meet a single condition. Five fathoms is the deep- 
est water at Edgartown. The coast-survey chart shows nothing but shal- 
low water, except at one spot, not near the entrance, where there is a 
" pocket " in the bottom, in which the plummet shows eighteen fathoms. 

Pring's soundings apply to no other place than Plymouth, where he was 
land-locked in seven fathoms, though at the mouth he had twenty. Pring 
speaks of the harbor " winding in compasse like a snail," and Mourt's 
Relation says that it is " in fashion like a sickle or fish-hook." Pring's 
" Pleasant Hill " was probably the " Captain's Hill," or " Manomet f 
while the river, with Indian gardens on its bank, was " Jones's River." 
Pring teaches that he sought for high land, as there he would find the best 
harbor. As regards the products of the land, there is a perfect agreement, 
the Pilgrims reporting abundance of sassafras. 

When Pring was about ready to leave, the Indians became hostile and 
set the woods on fire, and he saw it burn " for a mile space." The Pil- 
grims upon their arrival reported a large burnt place, the scar of which is 
seen to-day in the naked plain two miles out of Plymouth town. It was 
the flames of this conflagration that lighted up Pring's course as he started 
upon his homeward voyage. The view of Belknap, which has been copied 
by writers down to the present time, rests simply upon nothing. 

This interpretation of Pring's voyage lends a fresh interest to what has 
ever been regarded as classic ground. Here Pring built a " barricado," 
sowing " Wheate, Barley, Oates, Pease, and sundry sorts of Garden seeds, 
which for the time of our abode, being about seven Weeks, although they 
were late sown, came vp very well." In view of these facts alone, Pring's 
experiment demands quite as much notice as Gosnold's. 

Robert Salterne, who was with both Gosnold and Pring, as Purchas tes- 
tifies, took Orders in the English Church. It has, therefore, been supposed 
that, as a layman even, he must have conducted Episcopal services in 
Cuttyhunk in 1602. If this is conceded, we may with equal reason con- 
clude that he did the same with Pring in 1603, at Plymouth, and that the 
Pilgrims were anticipated by the Church of England on their own ground ; 
yet there is no notice of any of the religious services probably performed 
by this embryo clergyman ; and it is, therefore, to be hoped that the plant 
with its fruit, like a " peate-plum," which he carried to Old England from 
Plymouth, proved more prosperous than any of the great truths that he 
may have taught under the shadow of Mount Aldworth while employing 
the venerable forms of the mother church. Pring visited the coast again in 
1606, making a minute survey of all the ports, and the following year, the 
Popham Colony was commenced in Maine. Pring was therefore inti- 
mately associated with the movements in Maine in 1607-8. The letter of 
Verrazano was also used by Capt. Pring, though in a less noticeable way ; 
and an account of the voyage was also written by Salterne, a fact that never 
seems to have been noticed. The latter narrative was once in the posses- 
sion of Capt. John Smith, and the fragment preserved is simply of interest 
as showing that Pring did not go so far south as Gosnold and Gilbert. 

Salterne's account, in Smith, concludes with the following lines : 

" Lay hands vnto this worke with all thy wit. 
But pray that God would Speed and perjit »7." 


Taxes under Gov. Andros. 



Communicated by Walter Lloyd Jeffries, A.B., of Boston. 

No. II. 
The Town Rate of Stow, Mass., 1688. 

THE following town rate belongs to the series of tax-lists, during 
Gov. Andros's administration, among the Jeffries MSS., of 
which the lists for Little Cambridge, now Newton, and Billerica, 
were printed in the July number of the Register (ante, xxxi. 
302-7). For information concerning these lists, the reader is re- 
ferred to the note introductory to them. 

Stow An Invoice of ye rateable persons & estates of y e Inhabit nts of 
this Town, taken & determined by y e selectmen & Stephen Hall 
Comisson er of this Town y e 28 of Aug 8t 1688 (to be present 
-} ye s d Commission 1- , at y e next meeting of y e Comissin rs 


{ — 
at \ 

I according to y e Treasurers ord r as folio (viz*.) 

p sons 

p sons 

Thomas Gates 
Boaze Browne 
Jabeze Browne 
Stephen Gates jun r 
Simon Gates . 
Stephen Gates sen r 

Benja Crane . 
Henry Rand 
Thomas Williams 
Jbish utter 

Serg* Benja Bozworth 
Tho Stevens (*]™ w & 
Isaac Heale 
Stephen Hall 
Moses Whetney 
Rob et Hughes 
Rich d Whetney sen r 
Rich d Whetney jun r 
Isaac Heldereth 
Thomas Whetney 
Gershom Heale 
Israel Heale 
Jn° Buttrick . 
Thomas ffoster 
Jn° Whetherby 
James Wheeler, 
Stephen Randall 
Joseph Laby 
Natha Habgood 
Thomas Laby 
Rich rd Burke jun r 
VOL. xxxii. 8 


























82 Births, Marriages and Deaths in Lyme, Conn. [Jan. 

The Sum Tottall of this Invoice Amounteth ") 
To Six Poundes Nineteen Shillings >- 
as witness o r hands ) 

Tho: Stevens 

Boaz Browne 

John Butterick Constable Jabez Brown 

John Witherby 
Stephen Hall Comission r 

No: of Males in the Town of Sam 11 Phipps Signed by y e Comission T 

Stowe is 34 Joseph Tompson sen 1 

John Whitmore 
Solloman Keyes 
John Mous 
John Baeheller 
John Cuminings 
Tho: Greenwood 
James Convers 
Indorsed. Stow Rate James Knap 

£6 : 19 :0 

John Butterrick Constab. 

[To be continued.] 


Communicated by the late Rev. Frederick W. Chapman, A.M., of Rocky-Hill, Conn, 

[Continued from vol. xxxi. p. 212.] 

Zecariah Marvin and Abigail Lord were married March 20, 1732. 
Elihu, born Feb. 13, 1732-3. Zechariah, Auo-. 11, 1735. Susannah, 
Nov. 12, 1738. Thomas, Oct. 12, 1737, and diecf Oct. 15, 1737. Thomas, 
2d, born May 29, 1742. Daniel, May 2, 1745 ; died Jan. 30, 1750. Joseph, 
Jan. 8, 1747 ; died Feb. 22, 1750-1. Silas, July 19, 1750. 

Zecariah Marvin jun. and Mrs. Ann Lee were married July 23, 1761. 
Eunice, born May 22, 1766. Lee, Sept. 16, 1768. Zechariah, June 5, 
1771. Lucinda, Sept. 23, 1773. Mrs. Anna Marvin died March 1, 
1777. Lee Marvin died April 22, 1777. 

Captain Elisha Marvin died Dec. 31, 1801. 

Eleazer Mather and Anna Waterhouse were married Nov. 15, 1741. Sam- 
uel, born Feb. 10, 1742-3. Frederick, April 10, 1745; died May 6, 
1745. Frederick 2d, June 1, 1746. Augustus, June 24, 1748. Nabby, 
July 30, 1751. Eleazer, June 22, 1753. Elisha, May 18, 1755. 

Children of Timothy and Sarah Mather: Timothy, born Oct. 9, 1711. 
Joseph, Feb. 23, 1713. Ruth, Dec. 3, 1715. Catharine, Jan. 15, 1717. 
Moses, Feb. 23,1719. 

Timothy Mather Jun. and Sarah Lay were married Feb. 12, 1735-6. 
Timothy, born April 3, 1737. Sarah, May 7, 1739. Jehoiada, Nov. 16, 
1740. John Noyes, Aug. 24, 1742. Eunice, June 3, 1744. Joanna, 
March 31, 1746 ; died Jan. 19, 1746-7. Reuben, Dec. 2Q, 1747. Asaph, 
May 11, 1751. 

1878.] Births, Marriages and Deaths in Lyme, Conn. 83 

Richard Mather deceased Aug. 17, 1688. 

Jacob Miller was married April 26, 1711. His children were Jacob, born 
July 19, 1712. Robert, March 19, 1714-5. Tomson, June 24, 1716. 
Martha, March 3, 1718. 

Children of William Miner. Clement, born Feb. 12, 1695. Joseph, Dec. 
12, 1698. Susannah, Sept. 14, 1699. Christopher, April 17, 1701. 
Thomas, Jan. 5, 1702. Sarah, July 26, 1704. Stephen, April 9, 1706. 

John Mott's marriage. " These may certify all persons that John Mott of 
Lyme in ye County of New London in ye Colony of Connecticut son of 
Samuel Mott & Anna Mott of ye Town of Westerly Rhode Island & 
dafter of Edward Mott appeared in Westerley the 5 th day of October 
A.D. 1732 & were Lawfully joyned in Marriage before me 

John Richmond Justice" 

Samuel Mott and Mary his wife were married April 6, 1692. Mary, born 
March 10, 1692-3. Samuel, Feb. 1, 1693-4. Hannah, March 11, 
1696-7. John, Dec. 25, 1698. Experience, March 8, 1703-4. Lidea, 
March 22, 1706. Nathaniel, July 16, 1707. Deborah, June 1, 1710. 

Thomas Munsell and Ann Tillotson were married May 15, 1788. William, 
born Nov. 5, 1788. Thomas, Sept. 29, 1790. 

Births of Moses Noyes Children. Moses Noyes, born Aug. 2, 1678. Rufus, 
Jan. 6, 1681. 

Elisha Olcott born Sept. 15, 1775. Marsylvia, July 16, 1777. Eliah, May 
23, 1779. Mary Ann, July 4, 1783. Margaret and Deha (Twins), June 
1, 1786. 

Rev. Jonathan Parsons and Phebe Griswold, daughter of John Griswold, 
Esq., were married, by Rev. George Griswold, Dec. 14, 1731. Marshfield, 
born Feb. 17, 1732-3. Jonathan, April 25, 1735. Samuel Holden, May 
14, 1737. Thomas, April 28, 1739. Ezra, Jan. 2, 1741-2 ; died Jan. 
13,1741-2. Phebe, born Oct. 7, 1743; died April 28, 1746. [See 
Register, vol. i. p. 272. — Ed.] 

Abner Peck and Caroline Reed were married Nov. 30, 1786. Nathaniel, 
b. Sept. 28, 1788. 

Benjamin Peck and Sarah Champen were married Feb. 8, 1 733-4. Dan, 
born May 11, 1735, and died Oct. 1, 1736. Mehetable, Jan. 12, 1737-8. 
Benjamin, April 26, 1740. Dan 2d, April 1, 1742, and died Oct. 30, 
1746. Elizabeth, March 21, 1743-4. Cyrus, May 2, 1746. Elias, June 
20, 1748. 8. Sarah, Feb. 21, 1750, and died April 4, 1775. Lee, July 
1, 1752. Esther, Oct. 30, 1756. 

Clark Peck of Bloomlield, New York, and Carolina Hall of Lyme, were 
married Jan. 18, 1797. 

Charles E. Peck and Ann Morrison were married July 9, 1848. Catharine, 
born July 14, 1849. 

Dan Peck and Lovina Huntley were married April 19, 1783. Lemuel, 
born Oct. 29, 1787 ; died June 17, 1788. Silas, May 8, 1789. Edward 
Chapman, Oct. 20, 1790. Ansel, Sept. 23, 1792. Polly, June 15, 1801. 

Daniel Peck and Abigail Lord were married Nov. 8, 1744. Ahijah, born 
Sept. 15, 1745. Azubah, Oct. 29, 1747. Daniel, July 7, 1751. 

Mr. Daniel Peck died March 1, 1751. 

Marriage and children of Daniel and Jerusha Peck. " These may certify 
that we, the Subscribers, were eye witnesses to Daniel Peck's marriage 
with his wife Jerusha Yerrington of Stonington at presson Dec 25 1764. 
Dated Feb. 15, 1774. Abiel Hall, Daniel Hall." 

84 Births, Marriages and Deaths in Lyme, Conn* [Jan. 

Elisha Peck, born Feb. 3, 17 6G. Jerusha, Jan. 1, 1768. Daniel, Oct. 
21, 1769. Ruth, Sept. 19, 1771. Ezekiel, Dec. 11, 1773. Azenath, 
Aug. 7, 1776. Clarissa, Jan. 12, 1780. 
David Peck and Abigail Southworth were married June 16, 1743. Abigail, 
born Sept. 1, 1744. Samuel Giles, Oct, 25, 1746. Ezra, Jan. 11, 1747-8. 
David, April 24, 1750 ; died May 11, 1750. David 2d, born June 28, 
1751. William, Jan. 6, 1754. Joseph, June 10, 1756. Hannah, Nov. 
14, 1758. Mishail, June 6, 1761. Azariah, Feb. 9, 1764. Daniel, Oct. 
18, 1766. Elizabeth, May 1, 1770. 
Darius Peck and his now wife Elizabeth Beckwith, were married April 19, 
1757. Martin, born Oct. 8, 1759. Elizabeth, Dec. 10, 1761. Darius, 
Feb. 2, 1764. Simeon, Jan. 3, 1766. Andrew, Feb. 2, 1768. John 
Moore, Feb. 1, 1770. Huldah, Aug. 31, 1772. William, July 18, 1774, 
Elisha, May 16, 1777. Timothy, Aug. 15, 1779. 
Eleazer C. Peck and Eunice H. Warner were married Jan. 11, 1842. 
Charles E. M., born Oct. 29, 1842. Orrin M., May 22, 1844. Joshua W., 
Feb. 8, 1846. Harriet E., April 27, 1849. Sarah E., April 4, 1851. 

Elijah Peck and Hepzibah Pierson were married April 28, 1737. Mary, 
born May 14, 1738 ; died March 18, 1739. Peter, born Feb. 1, 1739-40, 
and died June 3, 1741. Elijah, born May 28, 1742; died March 31, 
1766. Peter 2d, May 22, 1744; died Aug. 6, 1771. Mehipsebah, 
March 2, 1745-6. Jedediah, Jan. 28, 1747-8. William, March 22, 
1750 ; died July 13, 1771. Luther, born March 20, 1752; died August 
27, 1771. Parnal, May 13, 1754. Anna, May 5, 1756. Elizabeth, born 
May 14, 1758 ; died April 20, 1759. Elizabeth 2d, born June 5, 1760. 
Elisha, April 3, 1762. 

Ezra Peck and Eunice Clark were married in May, 1808. William H. C, 
born March 13, 1809. Charles C, Nov. 20, 1811. Horace E., May 3, 
1813. Eleazer C, March 16, 1816. Maria E., Sept. 13, 1818. Orrin 
Miller, May 8, 1821 ; died at Charleston, S. C, March 21, 1848, aged 26. 
Ezra M. Peck died Sept. 5, 1839, in New York city, aged 55. William 
H. Peck died at Rising Sun, Indiana, June 17, 1846, aged 37. 

Jasper Peck married Sarah Clark, Nov. 24, 1731. Sarah C, born Dec. 26, 
1732. Nathaniel, March 11, 1735. Jasper, Sept. 20, 1737. Judith, 
Jan. 22, 1740. Reynold, March 8, 1742. Susannah, Aug. 11, 1744. 

Jasper Peck and Phebe Dorr were married the last day of February, 1765. 
Palmer, born Dec. 18, 1765; died May 5, 1768. Clark, Jan. ?, 1767. 
Palmer 2d, March 27, 1768. Jasper, Aug. 5, 1769. Dudley, Nov. 30, 
1770, and died July 26, 1785. Oliver, July 20, 1774. Phebe, Aug. 28, 
1778. Elizabeth, Oct. 21, 1780. Matthew, June 4, 1783. Richard 
Sears, Sept. 22, 1784. Ann, Dec. 20, 1788. 

Jedediah Peck and Tabitha Ely were married Nov. 5, 1772. Hepzibah, 
born Jan. 24, 1774. Polley, Nov. 6, 1776. Elijah, Aug. 29, 1780; died 
Sept. 20, 1780. Elijah, bom Oct. 1, 1781. Peter, Nov. 12, 1783. Anna, 
May 27, 1786. Jedidiah, May 19, 1788. 

George R. Peck and Elizabeth S. Lee were married Jan. 12, 1825. 

John Peck Jr. and Mrs. Rebeccah Smith were married Nov. 3, 1774. Ste- 
phen born Dec. 20, 1775. Lucy, Aug. 10, 1778. Elisha, Feb. 25, 1781. 
Clary, March 9, 1785. John, Aug. 8, 1787. Seth. Charles. 

[To be continued.] 

1878.] IFotes and Queries, 85 


Harvard Graduates. — In continuation of the article published on pages 430-433 
of the last number of the Register, 1 send the following names of graduates from 
1728 to 1759, with the hope that some of your readers will furnish the places of their 
death, and the year, the day and the month. The figures with the star indicate the 
year when they were first starred on the Triennial, and it was probably in that or the 
two preceding years that the graduate died, though in some cases it must have been 
several years before. 

The dates of deaths are particularly important; but any other facts will be 
welcome. John Langdon Sibley, 

No, 9 Phillips Place, Cambridge, Mass. Editor of the Triennial Catalogue. 

1759. Edward Church, from Boston, Sept. 12, 1740, son of Deacon Benjamin 
Church, of Dr. Mather Byles's church, and supposed to be descended from 
the famous Indian warrior, Colonel Benjamin Church. Was he Consul to 
Lisbon? Did he die abroad and when ? I do not find that he was starred 
till 1821. 

1758. Samuel Moffatt, from Portsmouth, N. H., [?] Sept., 1738. Starred 1782. 
Where did he die? What is exact date of his birth and death? His 
occupation, marriage, &c. ? 

1757. William Pike, Newbury, Oct. 18, 1740. Preaching at Kingston in N. H. in 
1757 or later. *1767. 

1757. John Haven, Framingham, June 2, 1735. Immediately after graduating he 
taught school one or more years in Framingham. Did he ever go to Lan- 
caster, N. II.? *1815. 

1755. Nahum Marshall, Holliston, Oct. 24, 1732. Did he marry Martha Lord and 
die in Somersworth ? *1794. 

1754. James Allen, Boston, Aug. 9, 1736. *1761. 

1754. William Warner, Portsmouth, N. H., Oct. 14, 1734. Did he die at sea? If 
so, when and where? *1761. 

1753. David Lane, Bedford, March 17, 1733-4. *1758. 

1752. Samuel Wigglesworth, Ipswich, August 25, 1734, son of Rev. Samuel, min- 
ister of the Hamlet parish, said to have taught the school, 1757-58; was a 
practising physician there. # 1803. 

1751. Jonathan Vina'l, Scituate, Sept. 13, 1724. Oct. 13, 1753, he declined a call 
to be settled at Scituate. *1785. 

1751. Benjamin Gridley, Boston, Jan. 28, 1731-2. He was a Loyalist, and lived in 
England at the close of the Revolutionary war. When and where did he 
die? See Sabine's Loyalists, J. Adams's Works, Curwen's Journal. *1800. 

1751. John Russell, Barnstable, June 30, 1730. Was he a physician in Barn- 
stable? When and where did he die, &c. ? *1770. 

1750. Samuel Hill, Boston, Dec. 25, 1729. Probably Representative to the Legis- 
lature, 1754 and 1755. *1758. 

1750. Thomas Cheever, Charlestown, July 3, 1730. *1773. 

1749. Joseph Wilson, Maiden, Dec. 5, 1728. *1761. 

1749. William Tidmarsh, Boston, May 30, 1733. Said to be lost in a privateer, 
which is hardly probable, as he was starred in 1764. 

1748. Joseph Adams, Boston, Dec. 29, 1728. See John Adams's Works, ii. 283. 
Probably he was not the brother of Ebenezer Adams, though he may have 
been cousin of John Adams. *1761. 

1747. Ebenezer Adams, Newington, N. H., Sept. 4, 1726. Probably a resident in 
Dover, and brother of Joseph, 1745. See Adams's Works, ii. 283. # 1767. 

1747. Peaslee Collins, Boston, Feb. 12, 1728-9. *1758. 

1747. Solomon Williams, Weston, Oct. 15, 1728. He probably was teacher in 
Roxbury for one year or more. *1761. 

1747. Pitts Hall, son of Hugh Hall, Boston, Feb. 8, 1728-9. *1758 or *1761. 

1746. Nathaniel Gilman, Exeter, June 18, 1726. *1758 or *1761. 

1745. Daniel Pond, Rev., Wrentham, May 13, 1724, settled in Templeton. He is 
said to have finally gone to Otter Creek, Vt., and died there. *1797. See 
Harris's Pond Genealogy, 32. 


86 JSFotes and Queries. [Jan. 

1745. Thomas Foster, Plymouth, July 19, 1726. Took his second degree in 1751. 

Member of the Legislature many years. Mentioned conjecturally in Wash- 
burn's Judicial History, 359. Did he die in 1777 and remain unstarred till 

1745. Samuel Wood, Boxford, June 14, 1724. Took his second degree in 1749. 

Was he a loyalist? Was his death Feb. 27, 1767? *1785. 
1745. Nathaniel Dummer, Newbury, Feb. 14. 1723. # 1751. 
1745. John Wheelwright, Wells, April 3, 1724. # 1800. 

1745. John Phillips, Boston, Nov. 29, 1726. Did he die in the West Indies? *1800. 
1745. Joseph Adams, Newington, N. 11., Jan. 18, 1722. Physician in Newington ; 

married Joanna, daughter of Major Ezekiel Gilman, of Exeter, N. H., and 

finally moved to Barnstead, N. EL, and perhaps died there. Brother of 

Ebenezer Adams, H. U. 1747. See John Adams's Works, ii. 283. 
1745. Andrew Higginson, Salem, June 5, 1727. Did he die at sea? When and 

where? *1748. 
1744. Nathaniel Bourne, Marshfield, July 25, 1723. *1748. 
1744. William Kneeland, Boston, January 1, 1724-5. Was he ever schoolmaster 

atDedham? *1748. 
1744. Ebenezer Winchester, Framingham, August 30, 1724. Said to have died at 

Hingham about 1756. *1758. 
1744. Joshua Gee, Boston, June 6, 1725, son of Rev. Joshua Gee, H. U. 1717. 

1744. Isaac Bowles, Roxbury, Oct. 27, 1724. *1809. 
1744. John Vanhorne, N. Brunswick, N. J., Oct. 4, 1723, Did he settle in N. 

York? Could he have died on Long Island in 1782? # 1779. 
1743. Samuel Kneeland, Boston, March 15, 1723-4. *1748. 
1743. Benjamin Webb, Eastham, Nov. 21, 1721. Took his second degree in 1751. 

Did he settle in Taunton? When and where did he die? Vinton's Giles 

Memorial, 512, says he died in 1799 ; but he was starred in 1797. 
1742. Adam Buliard, Sherburn, Jan. 7, 1722-3. Did he die in 1748 at Halifax, 

N. S.? *1758. 
1742. William Rand, Boston, July 6, 1723. # 1791. 
1742. Harper Hall, Barbadoes, Oct. 7, 1721. *1764. 
1742. George Eveleigh, Charleston, S. C, Aug. 15, 1719. *1794. 
1741. John Wilson, Hopkinton, Oct. 17, 1721. Settled at Hopkinton. Physician 

and preacher. *1776. 
1741. Nathan Cheever, Boston [or Chelsea], Jan. 15, 1722. Said to have been 

grandson of Rev. Thomas, of Chelsea. Was a farmer. *1791. 
1741. Timothy Prout, Boston, Sept. 12, 1721. Merchant and loyalist, and was 

alive in 1782, though starred in 1779. Some say he died within the lines 

before the peace. May have settled at Shelburne, N. S. 
1740. James Hovey, Maiden, June 21, 1719, son of James and Elizabeth ; lawyer at 

Plymouth. # 1758. 
1740. Nathaniel Snell, Bridgewater, 1713, son of Joseph and Hannah (Williams) 

Snell. Was he a school teacher in Taunton, and did he die there unmar- 
ried? *1794. 
1740. Samuel White, Boston, baptized Aug. 19, 1722, oldest son of Samuel and 

Elizabeth (Greenwood) VVhite. Shoemaker. *1761. 
1739. Isaac Parker, Charlestown, born about 1719. Perhaps a physician in Boston. 

1739. Nathan Hale, Newbury, March 1, 1720. Was he a physician? Said to have 

died in Newbury. *T779. 
1739. Samuel Greenwood, Boston, baptized May 22, 1720, son of Samuel and 

brother of the Professor ; private secretary of Gov. Belcher. *1776. 
1739. Woodbury Osborne, Boston, born about 1719, supposed to be the son of John 

and Sarah (Woodbury) Osborne. *1751. 
1738. Edward Bates, Abington, 1713. Preacher. *1745. 
1738. James Holt, York, Me., 1715. Probably settled in Maine. *1758. 
1738. Thomas Weld, Roxbury, born about 1717. *1745. 
1738. Richard Mower, Lynn, born about 1718. *1758. 
1738. Nathaniel Rust, Stratham, N. H., born about 1720. *1745. 
1738. Benjamin White, Gloucester, 1718, son of Rev. John White, H. U. 1698 ; 

taught school in Gloucester in 1740. # 1758. 
1737. Joseph Lunt, Newbury, Sept. 21, 1711. Supposed to have died at sea. When 

and where? *1758. 

1878.] Notes and Queries, 87 

1737. David Bucknam, Maiden, born about 1719, son of Joses. *1758. 

1737. Moses Emerson, Haverhill, 1717, merchant, commissary, schoolmaster, per- 
haps member of the legislature. *1785. 

1737. Josiah Lewis, Barnstable, 1717, son of George ; said to have died on board a 
British man-of-war in the Mediterranean. *1745. 

1736. Josiah Brown, Boston, 1709. Physician at Boston. # 1748. 

1736. Zoheth Smith, Eastham, 1716, son of Samuel. Major of Militia. Starred 
1761, but one Zoheth Smith was living in Barnstable in 1774, according to 
Freeman's Cape Cod, ii. 664. 

1736. Henry Downe, Boston, born about 1716. *1791. 

1736. Joshua Tufts, Rev., Newbury, Oct. 4, 1716, minister of Litchfield, N. H., in 
1741-44. Feb. 11, 1761, he was advertised to preach at Halifax, N. S., a 
sermon on the death of George II. and accession of George III. * 1767. 

1735. Joseph Underwood, Westford, 1707. Teacher at Reading in 1739, and 
preacher at Groton, Woburn and Chelmsford 1739 and afterwards, and at 
Hollis, N. H.,in 1741. *1748. 

1735. Samuel Burnell, Boston, about 1715, son of Samuel. Member of the Legisla- 
ture. *1758. 

1735. William Russell, Charlestown, born about 1715. Perhaps physician at 
Strafford, Ct. *1758. 

1735. William Woodbury, Boston, 1716, son of Capt. *1745. 

1735. Anthony Davis, Rev., Boston, 1715. Episcopal minister, Jamaica, W. I. 

1735. Samson Sheafe, Newcastle, 1713. Merchant, Boston. *1770. 

1735. Daniel Russell, Charlestown, 1716. Many years member of the Legislature. 
Merchant at Charlestown. Winthrop says he died in 1778, aged 62, but he 
appears to have been starred as early as 1751. 

1734. John Steuart, Baronet, Boston, 1715, son of Dr. Steuart, of Boston. *1761. 

1734. Fobes Little, Marshfield, March 9, 1713-4, son of John ; was schoolmaster at 
Little Compton, R. 1. *1803. 

1734. Daniel Lewis, Pembroke, 1713, son of Rev. Daniel. *1761. 

1734. George Ball, Cambridge, 1716 ; said to be Capt. in British Navy in 1779. 

1733. Joseph Sylvester, Hanover, June 9, 1711. Schoolmaster at Newport, R. I. 

1733. Samuel Tyley, Boston, 1712. Lawyer in Boston. Member of the Legisla- 
ture. *1758. 

1733. Ezekiel Cheever, Lynn, March 25, 1714. Schoolmaster at Salisbury. Was 
he a member of the Legislature? *1779. 

1733. Samuel Gerrish, Boston, 1712. Said to have been a merchant in Boston and 
register of deeds. *1751. 

1733. John Wilson, Braintree, 1711. Was he a member of the Legislature in 1746 
and 1747? Physician. *1748. 

1732. Thomas Rand, Rev., Charleston, Aug. 22, 1711. Charleston, S. C, and 
perhaps Northfield, Mass. *1745. 

1732. John Fairfield, Wenham, 1712. *1767. 

1732. Thomas Tufts, Medford, 1711. Said to have been teacher in Stratham. *1758. 

1732. James Morris, Boston, 1713. Did he settle in Hopkinton? Capt. of a mer- 
chant ship in Boston. *1758. 

1732. James Pemberton, Boston, 1713. Merchant in Boston. # 1758. 

1731. James Lewis, Hingham, Sept. 9, 1712. Marshfield or Barnstable. *1785. 

1731. Otis Little, Marshfield, Jan. 29, 1711. Member of the Legislature. Was 
he appointed surveyor general of Nova Scotia in 1749 ? See Boston News 
Letter, June 1, 1749. *1758. 

1730. Jabez Richardson, Woburn, schoolteacher. # 1761. 

1730. Adam Richardson, Woburn. Physician, schoolmaster at Woburn. # 1761. 

1730. Lemuel Trott, Dorchester. *1736. 

1730. Joseph Manning, Cambridge. Was he a physician in Woburn, and did he 
die there in 1745? *1748. 

1730. James Penniman, Boston, physician. # 1748. 

1730. Joseph Mayhew, Tutor, Martha's Vineyard. *1782. 

1730. Nathaniel Whitaker, perhaps son of David, of Concord, commonly confounded 
with another Nathaniel Whitaker, who was born after this one was grad- 
uated, and who died after 1789. The graduate was starred in 1770. 

88 Notes and Queries, [Jan. 

1729. Timothy Brown, Rev., Reading. Little Comp ton. Preaching at Kingston, 
N. H., in 1761, said to have become a vagrant and to have diecl in the Boston 
almshouse. # 1782. 

1729. Job Parker. Preacher. *1736. 

1728. Ephraim Spring, May 30, 1708. Took his second degree in 1732. *1745. 
Bond's Water town, 443. 

1728. Nathaniel Harrington, Watertown, June 25, 1706. Schoolmaster at Water- 
town as late as 1766. Selectman. *1785. 

1728. John Clark, Boston. Druggist. # 1751. 

1728. Edmund Bowman, Lexington. Merchant, Portsmouth, N. H., or Falmouth. 

1728. Joseph Marsh, Braintree, now Quincy. Teacher. *1748. 

1728. John Rogers, Ipswich. Physician, Boston or Newbury. *1782. 

1728. William Phips, Cambridge. *1751. 

An Indian Genealogy, Including Seven Generations in Descent from the Chieftain 
Massasoit, with Historical and Biographical Sketches. By Gen. EbenezerW. Peirce. 
This is the title of a duodecimo volume of from 125 to 150 pages, soon to be issued 
from the press of Messrs. David Clapp & Son, 564 Washington Street, Boston. 
It will be illustrated by several plates, and the price will be one dollar in cloth. 
The traditions and genealogies have been written out from the lips of Mrs. Zerviah 
Gould Mitchell, of North Abington, Mass., an Indian woman, the seventh genera- 
tion in descent from Massasoit, who has received them from her ancestors and trea- 
sured them in her retentive memory. The work will also contain copies of Indian 
deeds, given by Massasoit, Wampsutta, King Philip and Tispaquin, to the original 
purchasers of land within their territories, with descriptions and explanations show- 
ing the tracts these deeds now severally cover. Gen. Peirce's familiarity with the 
history of the aborigines, as well as the local history of the old colony, render him 
a very competent editor for the work. 

Motto of the Williams Arms. — The transcription of the Welsh motto in the coat- 
of-arms attributed to Robert Williams of Roxbury, in the " Williams Genealogy," 
is incorrect. 

" Yfyno dwy yfydd" can only be read, What two (women, cows, in fact any- 
thing feminine) will, will be. Not wishing to keep the family any longer in the 
guise of an upholder of such widely extended female suffrage, I would suggest that 
for the feminine numeral dwy (two), they substitute the proper word Duw (God), 
when Welsh and English will agree in 

" Yfyno Duw, yfydd;" 
What God willeth, will be. 

Wilkesbarre, Pa. Edward H. Williams, Jr. 

Selden Queries. — Wanted, names of the children and descendants of Sarah Selden, 
daughter of John and Sarah (Harrison) Selden of Hadley, born June 29, 1709 ; 
m. Jan. 20, 1737, Abel Stock well of Springfield, Mass. 

Names of the children of Elizabeth Selden, daughter of Ebenezer Selden of Had- 
ley, and Elizabeth Clark of Middletown, Conn., born 9 Feb. 1713; m. 1 Jan. 1736, 
Diodatus Curtiss, who was supposed to have lived at Columbia, Conn., in 1740. 

Names of the children of Ebenezer Selden, Jr., b. 17 May, 1720 ; m. Nov. 15, 
1753, Jerusha Pomeroy. He resided in 1754 at Agawam, Mass. 

Names of children and wife of Joseph, brother of Ebenezer, Jr., b. July 20, 1722. 
Resided at Agawam in 1754. 

Names of the children of Jabez Selden, probably of Hadley, Mass., son of Isaac 
and Esther (Ingram) Selden of Hadley, b. March 27, 1737 ; m. 1769, Anne Parish. 

Names of the children of Martha Selden, sister of Jabez, born January 16, 1742; 
m. January 7, 1761, Asa Wood. Henry M. Selden. 

Arnold's Expedition (ante, xxxi. 446).— The Journal of Major Return J. Meigs 
was first printed, in 1814, in the Massachusetts Historical Collections, 2d Series, 
vol. ii. pp. 227-47. The manuscript from which it was printed was found among 
the papers left by President Stiles. The Journal was reprinted, in 1864, by Mr. 
Bushnell, who added an introduction and notes. 

1878.] Notes and Queries, 89 

Some of the Relations and Family Connections of Ursula Wolcott, Mrs. Gov. 
Matthew Griswold. — Under this title two post-octavo pages have been printed for 
private use. We are permitted to transfer them to the pages of the Register, as 
follows : 

1. Gov. Roger Wolcott washer father. 2. Gov. Oliver Wolcott (1st) was her 
brother [memoir, Reg. xxvi. 16]. 3. Gov. Oliver Wolcott (2d) was her nephew 
[memoir, Reg. iv. 9]. 4. Gov. Matthew Griswold was her husband. 5. Gov. Roger 
Griswold was her son. 6. Gov. Pitkin was her cousin. 7. Gov. Ellsworth was her 
own cousin's grandson. 8. Gov. Woodbridge of Michigan was her grand-nephew, 
through her husband. 9. First Gov. Trumbull was her third cousin, through the 
Drakes. 10. Second Gov. Trumbull was fourth cousin of her son Gov. Roger Gris- 
wold (in parallel generations). 11. Third Gov. Trumbull was her cousin still far- 
ther removed. 

The Judges in her Family, so far as they are traced. 1. Gov. Roger Wolcott, her 
father, Judge of the Superior Court, Ct. 2. Gov. Oliver Wolcott, her brother, 
Judge Court of Common Pleas. 3. Gov. Oliver Wolcott, her nephew, Judge U. S. 
Circuit Court. 4. Judge Erastus Wolcott, and 5. Judge Roger Wolcott, her brothers, 
Judges Superior Court, Ct. 6. Gov. Matthew Griswold, her husband, Judge and 
Chief Justice of Ct. 7. Gov. Roger Griswold, her son, Judge Superior Court, Ct. 
8. Chief Justice Oliver Ellsworth, U. S. Supreme Court (and Envoy Extraordinary 
to France), married her own cousin's daughter, Abigail Wolcott. 9. Judge Wil- 
liam Wolcott Ellsworth, the son of this cousin Abigail, Judge Supreme Court, Ct. 

10. First Gov. Trumbull, her third cousin, Chief Justice Supreme Court, Ct. 

11. Gov. William Pitkin, her cousin, Chief Justice, Ct. 12. Col. Matthew Allyn, 
who married her second cousin, Elizabeth Wolcott, Judge Superior Court, Ct. 
13. Hon. James Lanman, who married her granddaughter, Mary Ann Chandler, 
Judge Supreme Court, Ct. 14. Hon. La-Fayette S. Foster, who married her great- 
granddaughter, Joanna Lanman, Judge Supreme Court, Ct. (and Acting Vice- 
President of the U. S.). 15. Gov. Woodbridge, her grand-nephew, Judge Supreme 
Court, Michigan. 16. Judge Ebenezer Lane, her grandson, Chief Justice, Ohio 
[memoir, Register, xxi. 301]. 17. Judge William Griswold Lane, her great-grand- 
son, Judge Court Common Pleas, Ohio. 18. Judge Charles Johnson McCurdy, 
her great-grandson, Judge Supreme Court, Ct. 19. Judge John Henry JBoalt, her 
great-grandson, is Judge Court Common Pleas, Nevada. 20. Chief Justice Henry 
Matson Waite [memoir, Register, xxiv. 101], of Supreme Court, Ct., and 21. Chief 
Justice Morrison R. Waite, of the U. S. Supreme Court, descended from her ances- 
tor, Henry Wolcott, and her husband's ancestor, first Matthew Griswold. 

[E. McC. S.] 

Capt. William Evelyn, of the 4th or " King's Own " Regiment of the British 
Army, was mortally wounded at one of the engagements, at Frog (or Throg's) 
Neck, near New Rochelle, New York, October the 18th, 1776. He died very shortly 
after, at least between that date and Nov. 30, and is known to have been buried in 
New York city. Any information as to the precise date of his death, place of burial, 
and any other particulars, no matter how slight, of his military career in America, 
will be very thankfully received by the undersigned. Is it known whether this 
regiment, the 4th, was in the battle of Lexington, April 19, 1775? The writer has 
some reason to believe that one of its officers took part in that memorable engagement. 

529 Cooper Street, Camden, New Jersey. William John Potts. 

[A similar query has been received from Charles R. Hildeburn, Esq., of Philadel- 

Prof. George Hill, Queen's College, Belfast, Ireland, will shortly publish An 
Historical Account of the Plantation of Ulster, pp. 630, quarto. Price 25s. to sub- 
scribers. Prof. Hill kindly informs me that his volume will contain innumerable 
family names, and names of persons throughout Tyrone and Ulster generally, and 
that it has been prepared with the greatest care. A few Andersons are named. 

Lowell, Mass. Geo. A. Gordon. 

Thurston. — Who were the ancestors of David Thurston, who married Eunice 
Whitney, and lived awhile in Leominster, Mass., thence removed to Marlboro', 
N. H., about 1767, when that place was a wilderness ? He had seven children. 

Portland, Me. Brown Thurston. 

90 Notes mid Queries. [Jan. 

Cheever Family. — (Communicated by William B. Trask, Esq.) — A record from 
the family bible — a " Basket Bible," so called — of Abner Cheever, great-grandson 
of Ezekiel Cheever, " the school master." Abner Cheever married Elizabeth New- 
hall. They were the great-grandparents of David W. Cheever, M.D., of Boston, 
the present owner of the record. This is in the hand-writing of Abner Cheever, 
Senior, until Dec. 9, 1779, inclusive. 

November the 12 th 1753. Cost £1.1.4. 
Abner Cheever His Bible. 
Jan vary y c 24 1725-6 1 was Born ; 
March y° 30 th 1723 my wife Elizabeth was Born 
November y e 9 th 1752 on thursday we was Marred 
August y e 21 1753 on Tuesday morning my Dafter Elizabeth was Born 
May y e 10 th 1753 my mother Cheever Deperted this Life 
October y e 19 on Friday my Father marred again, brght his wife horn on fryday 

ye 26 
he Breck his leg on monday y e 29 & thirsd. com senet [come seven night] 
November y e 8 1753 he Deperted This Life 

March y e 16 th 1755 on Sabeth Day Euing my sun Abner was Born 
October y e 1 1756 on Friday morning my Daughter Sarah was Born 
June 3 T ° 10 th 1758 on Saterday morning my sun Joshua was Born 
March y e 23, 1760 on Friday in the afternune my twins Abijah at 4 o Clock & Ann 

at 5 of the Clok was Born 
July y e 23 1762 On fryday morning at 2 o clock my Daughter Mehetabel was Born 
August y e 6 th 1764 on Monday at one a Clok in the afternoon my Sun Lot was Born 
24 th December 1766 on Wednesday at Eleven o Clok in the morning my Sun Ezekiel 

was Born 
18 November 1774 on Friday my Daughter Sarah Deperted this Life 
9 Dec m 1779 my son Abner was marred 

April 22, 1796 Abner Cheever Esq Died. [The writer of the above record.] 
July 29 1799 Elizabeth Cheever YYidow to Abner Cheever died. 
April 23, 1810 Ezekiel Cheever died 
ann Cheever died October 16, 1827 

F. D. [father died] April 22, 1796 
M. D. [mother died] July 29, 1799 

Sawyer, Flint and Thurston. — Jonathan Sawyer, born about 1748, married Su 
sannah Flint, born about 1750. Wanted, the parentage of both. Abraham Farwill, 
of Groton, born Aug. 18, 1743, married in 1770, Ruth Thurston. Wanted, her 
parentage. Edwin Hubbard. 

Oak Park, 111. 

Miss Dayenport. — Can any one tell who was the Miss Davenport whose portrait 
is given No. 736 in the St. Memin Collection of Portraits, published by Elias Dexter, 
of New York city, 1862? Was she Deborah Davenport, the sister of the Franklin 
Davenport of Woodbury, N. J., whose portrait is No. 470 in the same collection, 
and who was a grand-nephew of Dr. Benjamin Franklin, being the grandson of his 
sister Sarah Franklin, who married James Davenport, of Boston? 

Hancock or Handcock. — In examining the records of this county, with a view of 
preparing a history of it, I met with the name of John Handcock, who is represent- 
ed as being a farmer of Middlesex, Massachusetts, and heir-at-law of John Handcock, 
late of Talbot County, Maryland. Another record indicates that the deceased was 
also from Massachusetts. This seems to connect the people of this name now living 
here with your New England family. The date of these records is July 22, 1789. 

Easton, Talbot County, Maryland. Samuel A. Harrison. 

Brewer. — Margaret Brewer, widow, died in Brewer, Maine. Will made May 9, 
1816. Proved Aug. 15, 1816. Left " to Col. John Brewer and each of his children 
a decent pocket Bible." 1-3 of Estate to Rev Enoch Mudge of Orrington, Maine ; to 
late niece Abigail Prentiss heirs, widow of Dr. Nathanael Prentiss of Roxbury ; heirs 
of Eliza Gibben, of Samuel Gibben of Marlboro'. J. W. Porter. 

Burlington, Me. 

1878.] JVotes and Queries. 91 

The Ship Dolphin. — (From files in the office of the Clerk of the Courts, Salem. 
Communicated by Henry F. Waters, Esq.) — John Waters of Charlestowne in New 
England in the County of Middlesex Testifyeth & saith that he being carpenter of 
the ship Dolphin of Boston in New England of which Aron Beale was then com- 
mand 1- they sayled in the s d ship from M arble Head in New England being laden 
with Fish bound for Bilbow in Spain then being in good ord r and fitt for the sea 
butt by the providence of God in ah* three weeks after they sailed from New Eng- 
land this s d ship was very much disabled by extremity of weather insomuch that 
they were obliged to keep one pump at worke & sometime both pumps to keep their 
ship from sinking & the weath r continuing verry bad hard gaile & stormes of wind 
& seas so that they could hardly undergo the force of the same & sometime ab* the 
last of October or the beginning of Nov 1 * they had a Plank beat loose und r their 
counter by w ch they were in great danger of Founding so y l to save their ship & 
lives they slung the s d Waters overboard to fasten a peice of board with occum & 
tar to keep out the sea this Dep* further testifyeth that after their arrival! in bilbow 
where they unladed y e s d ship that there in unlading they found verry much Dam- 
aged & Rotten ffish in the bottom of the cargo on which the s d com r had a survey y e 
damage & Rotten Fish being quite rotten fore & aft in y e bottom of the cargo a con- 
siderable depth & in some places at least two foot or more y e which damadge was sus- 
tained by the force of the storme & extremity they had been putt to as aforemen- 
tioned & at the Heaving out the s d Damadged & Rotten Fish the found the s d ships 
Demmidge to be as it ought to be some inches higher than her kilston this Dep* Tes- 
tifyeth also that in their extremity afores d they was forced to lighten their ship by 
heaving overboard a great quantity of Fish they Finding their ship to deepen both 
pumps kept at work & could not Free her for a considerable time after they were 
forced to cutt away one of her Masts. John Waters 

9 th June 1704. 

East Cheshire : Past and Present. A History of the Hundred of Macclesfield in 
the County of Chester. From Original Records. By J. P. Earwaker, M.A. t 
F.S.A., of Merton College, Oxford. — A work under this title is now in press, and 
will soon be published by subscription. It will consist of two volumes of from 400 
to 500 pages, royal quarto, and will be illustrated by numerous engravings. The 
subscription price is £2. 2s. a volume, to be paid on delivery. The first volume will 
probably be ready before this number of the Register is issued. The second volume 
will appear in June next. From the character of Mr. Earwaker's previous works, 
we have no hesitation in predicting that these volumes will be most valuable addi- 
tions to the local history of England. Subscriptions should be addressed to J. P. 
Earwaker, Esq., Withington, near Manchester, England. 

" Genealogical Memoirs or the Extinct Family of Chester of Chicheley, their 
Ancestors and Descendants. Attempted by Robert Edmund Chester Waters, Esq. y 
B.A., Barrister of the Inner Temple.'" — This is the title of the work announced in 
our October number {ante, xxxi. 429). It will be printed for subscribers only, in 
two quarto volumes, illustrated by upwards of eighty tabular pedigrees and numer- 
ous engravings of seals and shields of arms, at five guineas for the set. Address, 
R. E. Chester Waters, Esq., at Messrs. Robson & Sons', Printers, 20 Pancras Road, 
London (N. W.), England. 

The Penn Family of Virginia {ante, xxxi. 430). — We have received a letter 
from John Snow, Esq., of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, who is engaged in preparing a 
genealogy of this family, stating that John Penn, the signer of the Declaration of 
independence, was not a descendant of Gabriel. The latter was born about 1735, 
and the former a few years later, say 1741. " I have grounds for believing, "^ he 
writes, " that they were descended from the same ancestry. The Penns of Virginia 
are, to all intents and purposes, entirely distinct from the family of William Penn, 
the Quaker. The family of the latter is extinct in name, whereas the descendants 
of the Virginia Penns are very numerous in Virginia and many other southern 
states. Almost every generation has furnished men more or less renowned in war 
and in the legislative halls of their country, and some were men of great wealth. 

" If any relationship between the families exists, I think it will be found in Eng- 
land. Several old members of the Virginia family state that when they were young, 
certain members of the family were entertained in Philadelphia by William Penn's 

92 Notes and Queries. [Jan. 

descendants, and recognized as relatives, and that at another time they were enter- 
tained and recognized as relatives by his descendants then living near London. 

" I have collected a good deal of material which 1 expect to publish in the form 
of a family genealogy and history. 1 wish to obtain the name and history of the 
first of this family who emigrated to America, and to establish the connection be- 
tween the Virginia Penns and the family of William Penn the founder of Pennsyl- 
vania, if there be any." 

Hathaway. — I have found, by investigation, that John and Arthur Hathaway 
(brothers probably) came to America in 1630, from one of the Welsh counties of 
Great Britain. John was in Barnstable for a time, but afterwards settled in that 
part of Taunton which is now Berkley, where he was a landholder in 1638. I sup- 
pose it was his son John Hathaway who had children born in Taunton in 1652, '55, 
&c. Can any one give accurate information about the wife and children of John 
Hathaway, Sen. ? 

Arthur Hathaway, who came in 1630, settled in Plymouth, and appears to have 
remained there. Can any one give information concerning his wife and child- 
ren? His son, Arthur Hathaway, Jr., was married in Duxbury, Nov. 20, 1652, to 
Sarah Cook. They had two children born in Duxbury : John, b. Sept. 17, 1653 ; 
and Sarah, b. Feb. 28, 1655. Soon after 1655, Arthur Hathaway, Jr., settled in 
Dartmouth, where he was selectman in 1667, and commissioner to administer oaths 
in 1671. He was named in a deed of confirmation to the Dartmouth proprietors, 
by William Bradford, dated Nov. 13, 1694. His son John settled in Freetown be- 
fore that town was organized. The information wanted relates to the wives and 
children of John, Sen., and Arthur, Sen. J. D. Baldwin. 

Worcester. Mass. 


Farrabas, Furbish, &c. — In the London " Notes and Queries," 5th Series, vol. 
vi. p. 426, attention was called to an article by the late Andrew H. Ward, in the 
Register for April, 1853 (vii. 135). In the next volume (5th S. vii.) of "Notes 
and Queries," page 97, William John Potts, of Camden, N. J., suggests that this 
name may be a corruption of Firebrace, and refers to N. and Q. 4th S. iii. 240, for an 
account of this family, " where the writer says, ' The name (Firebrace) was for- 
merly spelt Ferbrass, Ferbrace, Fferebras and Farbras.' Among those persons," 
continues Mr. Potts, "who emigrated to ' Virginia' in the seventeenth century, 
I find in Hotton's List of Emigrants, <fc, to the American Plantations, 1874, p. 
187, ' Those living in Virginia in 1623,' ' Roger Farbracke ; ' p. 245, ' Musters of 
the Inhabitants of Virginia in 1624-5,' ' Roger Farbrase aged 26 in the Elizabeth, 
1621 ;' page 444, ' Parrish Registers of Barbadoes,' ' A List of Inhabitants in arid 
about the Towne of St. Michaells w th their children, hired Seruants, Prentices, 
bought Seruants and negroes, 1680,' ' Jn° Firebrass & wife, 1 bought seruant.' : 

Before the above appeared in " Notes and Queries," a person cailed at the rooms 
of the Historic, Genealogical Society with a coat-of-arms, painted on paper from 
fifty to one hundred years ago, purporting to be the arms of the Furbish family. 
It was the same as the Firebrace arms given in Burke's " General Armory." 

Stevens. — Who was the father of Henry Stevens who was in Stonington as early 
as 1667-8, and was admitted an inhabitant, July 1, 1672? Did he remove to 
Stonington from Newport, R. I., or from Swanzey, Mass.? He married Elizabeth 
Gallup, daughter of John and Hannah (Lake) Gallup. There was a Henry Stevens 
at Newport in 1656, who had a wife Elizabeth. See Rhode Island Colonial Records, 
vol. i. p. 349. See also vol. ii. p. 251. Richard A. Wheeler. 

Stonington, Ct. 

Shakespeare in New England. — A friend in New York city writes to the editor : 
" Can you recall any mention of Shakespeare or his works in any New England 
Puritan writer? What is the earliest notice of him in any American book or cor- 
respondence? a query perhaps not readily to be answered. I am afraid there was 
scant if any mention of him for a hundred years or so after his death, and that 
America can contribute nothing to the new edition of Dr. Ingleby's ' Century of 
Praise.' for the new Shakespeare society." 

The late John Harvard Ellis, editor of the works of Mrs. Bradstreet, the first 
American poetess (Register, xxiii. 240), thought he found evidences that s'he had 

1878.] Notes and Queries. 93 

read Shakespeare (Ellis's Bradstreet, pp. xvi. and 156) ; and the Rev. B. F. De 
Costa, of New York, informs us that he has detected quotations from Shakespeare 
in Morton's New English Canaan. 

Can any reader of the Register answer any of the above queries ? Are any of 
Shakespeare's works found in early New England inventories of books on the Pro- 
bate records ? 

Faneuil. — (From the Essex County Court Files. Abstract. Communicated by 
Henry F. Waters, Esq.) — Bond of Benjamin faneuil, of Boston, merchant, Jean 
faneuil, of the same Boston, mariner, and Andre faneuil of Boston aforesd : merch*, 
for seven hundred & fifty pounds current money of N. E., dated 31 Aug. 1697 & 
payable to Timothy Lyndall of Salem merchant : — the condition being, — That where- 
as one Charles fferitt comand r of a ffrench ship on or about y e sixth day of this In- 
stant August tooke from the above named Timothy Lendall off Block Island In the 
sound of New England the Ketch Exchange whereof Thomas Marston was then 
mast r and James tyndall son of the sd Timothy Lyndall supra cargo and att or 
about which time the sd James Lyndall agreed with the sd Comand r to pay him 
about two hundred and sixty or seaventy pounds for and in Liew of the said Ketch 
and cargo, whereupon the said Ketch & Cargo was sent into Salem, and the sd 
James Lyndall carryed away as an hostage to Grand Placentia, there to remaine 
until the summe agreed upon for sd vessell & cargo shall be payd, att w ch place the 
sd James Lyndall is now supposed to be. And Whereas the above bound Benjamin 
Faneuil John Faneuil & Andrew Faneuil for the summe of three hundred seventy 
eight pounds current money of New England by them now rec d of the above named 
Timothy Lendall have drawne three setts of fbure bills of exchange beareing even 
date with these presents upon their mother M rs Mary Faneuell widdow in Rochell 
for two hundred & seventy pounds sterling in the whole payable to the said James 
Lyndall or ord r att or after fourteene dayes sight for the accomodateing of y e said 
James Lyndall with moneys to pay the ransomprice agreed on for said vessell & 
cargo sent home as aforesd. &c. &c. 

Dixwell. — Who was the first wife of John Dixwell, the regicide, who died at 
New Haven, Conn., March 18, 1688-9? Had he any issue by her? By his third 
wife, Bathsheba How, he is known to have had three children, viz. : Mary, born 
June 9, 1679, m. John Collins, Dec. 23, 1707 ; John, b. March 6, 1681 ; Elizabeth, 
b. July 14, 1682, d. young. John 2 Dixwell, m. Sept. 1, 1708, Mary, dau. of John 
Prout of Boston, by whom he had three children, viz. : Basil, b. July 7, 1711 ; 
Elizabeth, b. 1716 ; John, b. 1718, d. 1749, s. p. John 2 is also said to have had 
children by his second wife Abigail Bridgham, of Boston, whom he married April 
18, 1723. l. 

New York City. 

Missing Volumes of Massachusetts Records. — There is recorded in the Provincial 
Registry of Deeds, at Exeter, N. H., an Indenture between John Tufton Mason, 
and William Dudley, Samuel Welles, Thomas Berry, Benjamin Lynde, Jr., Benja- 
min Prescott, John Read, Esq., and Thomas Hutchinson, Gent., agents in behalf 
of the Province of Massachusetts, bearing date July 1, 1738. By this Indenture, 
which is a long instrument, Mason conveys to Massachusetts 23,675 acres of land 
lying in her towns on the north side of the Merrimac River. The following official 
certificate on this Indenture is recorded with it : 

" Province of the Massa s Bay. Boston, Sept. 11, 1738. The foregoing Instrument 
was Recorded in the Secretary's office for said Province in the Broad Book of Patents, 
Deeds &c. Pag. 148, 149, 150, & 151." Pr Simon Frost Dept. Sec'y." 

I have made inquiry at the Secretary's office for this Broad Book, but it is not 
known to be there. Has any reader of the Register seen this book, and if so, where ? 

C. W. Tuttle. 

Dennison (ante, xxxi. 428). — Robert Dennison, of New Haven and Newark, about 
whom Mr. Wheeler inquires, could not have been a son of William and Margaret 
Dennison of Roxbury. The church record of Rev. John Eliot, and other records, 
make it certain that William Dennison brought to America only three children, 
namely : Daniel, Edward and George. He came in 1630 ; but, in 1645, Robert 
Dennison was settled in Milford, Conn. Therefore we cannot suppose that he was 
a son of William born after his arrival in America. 

94 Notes and Queries. [Jan. 

I have secured copies of all the records to be found relating to Robert Dennison 
and his family in Newark and Milford. My conclusion is that he went to Milford 
previous to 1645, with a family of children, and that the following children, record- 
ed at Milford, were by a second wife, viz. : John, b. in 1654 ; Samuel, b. in 1656 ; 
Esther, b. in 1658 ; Hannah, b. 1662. He had also a daughter Mary, considerably 
older than his Milford children, and quite as old as James of East Haven, mentioned 
below. She married Robert Dalglish [or Douglas], who was one of the first settlers 
of Newark. Her son Samuel appears to have been born before 1664. 

There was a James Dennison (supposed to have been a son of Robert by his first 
wife), who settled in E. Haven, Conn., about 1661. The records show that he bought 
land there. He was married there, Nov. 25, 1662, to Bethiah Boykom. They had 
eight children. The youngest, James, b. Jan. 5, 1683, had eight children. I have 
some record of his descendants, and also a record of the children of his brother John. 
Who can give an authentic explanation of the origin of Robert of Newark and Mil- 
ford, and of the first James of East Haven? J. d. b. 
Worcester. Mass. 

Winslow Memorial, &c. &c. (ante, xxxi. 454). — I wish to add a few words to the 
notice of this work in the last number of the Register. It is the first instalment 
of the greatest genealogical history yet undertaken in this country, the record of 
descendants of four settlers, who happened to be brothers ; and this volume contains 
only half the matter relating to one of them. Our astonishment that one man 
should attempt such a task is not greater than our admiration of the faithful labor 
devoted to it. Sixteen pages are given to the Preface, and seventy to the Introduc- 
tion. The former might have been reduced to one page with great advantage. It 
consists principally of a plea for what Dr. Holton calls " ambi-lineal " ism, that is 
to say, the recording in one work the descendants of sons and daughters through 
all changes of name. This was unnecessary for two reasons, that Dr. Holton in- 
tended to do so at any rate, and that his argument was not likely to make a single 
convert ; especially after study of the result. For Dr. Holton 's book is the best 
evidence of the weakness of his system, and he certainly was much troubled by it, 
and in order to avoid the number of surnames which would be mixed together in 
every generation, he generally brings down the descendants of daughters in one 
group. He explains his plan on page xiii., and the result of this combination of 
the " classification by numerical generations," as he styles the plan adopted in the 
Register of late years, with the " clustered grouping in direct lines of consan- 
guinity," " both methods being modified as hereinafter stated," is not a success, 
though the confusion is not so bad as might have been feared. Of the Introduction, 
twenty-five pages are devoted to the investigation of the English origin of the fam- 
ily, and nearly thirty to a notice of Gov. Edward Winslow. The latter contains 
nothing new, and Dr. Holton seems to have been ignorant that the governor's will 
is on record in London. The former part is of course interesting, though the family 
can be traced back in England only two generations with anything like certainty. 
The Genealogy, filling 450 pages in this volume, deserves great praise. Few per- 
sons undertake such a work with the enthusiastic devotion necessary to complete- 
ness, but with Dr. Holton it is a labor of love. Those who object entirely to his 
plan and arrangement, must give him full credit for faithful study. This volume 
includes none of the more famous persons of the name of Winslow, and therefore 
we find but little biography. What can we say of such a statement as the follow- 
ing, on page 330? " In honor of our grandmother, Miriam (Winslow) Parsons, a 
descendant of Edward Winslow, of Droitwich, England, we adopt the crest and 
motto to which she was entitled." In this country there is nothing to prevent a 
person from adopting any crest he sees fit, but he should avoid the statement that 
his grandmother was entitled to that which could never have belonged to her by 
any laws of heraldry. W. S. Appleton. 

Dalliber (ante, xxxi. 312) and Trask. — A copy of the Register containing the 
Dalliber article having been sent to the Rev. W. E. C. Austin-Gourlay, rector of St. 
Mary's, Stoke Abbott, Dorset, England, Mr. Trask has received a letter from him, 
dated July 9, 1877, from which we have been permitted to make an extract : 

" On reference to the parish register, a venerable old book of vellum, dating from 
1559, 1 find that the name of Dalliber is of frequent occurrence. In 1561, a Wil- 
liam Dalliber was baptized, and in 1684, Edith Dalliber, a widow, was buried. 
Between these two dates the name occurs many times. 

1878.] Notes and Queries. 95 

" As to the writer of the letter, his baptism is entered in these terms : ' 1598, 
The xxviii th daie maie Tristram Dalliber the Sonne of Robert was baptized.' I can- 
not find any entry of his marriage to the wife alluded to at the end of the letter, but 
a marriage to what must be a second wife is entered thus : ' 1657, Aug. 31, Tris- 
tram Dalliber and Sarah Pavie were published y e 30 of August, the 6 & 13 of Sep- 
tember.' Nor can I find the entry of his death. The baptism of his brother Sam- 
uel is entered thus : ' 1608, February the 5 th day was baptized Samuell Daliber the 
sonne of Robert.' All record of the name has disappeared in this part of the coun- 
try, and, until my attention was directed to it by your kind communication, 1 had 
never heard of the name. 

" If there are any descendants in America of Samuel Dalliber, it may interest 
them to hear that 1 am at present engaged in restoring from decay and neglect the 
ancient church of this parish, where their ancestors were baptized, and with which 
so many of his name are connected. It is one of the oldest churches in the neigh- 
borhood, parts of it dating from the twelfth century. I take the liberty of send- 
ing by this post a circular which explains what we are doing with the names of 
those who have contributed to the object. 

" I may add that the name of Trask, which is not at all common in England, is a 
name prevalent in this neighborhood, Mr. Charles Trask being the contractor for 
carrying out the works of the church." 

A Tristram Doliber died July 3, 1664. See " Early settlers of Essex and Old 
Norfolk," Register, vi. 251. 

Virginia Colonial Currency. — William L. Royal, Esq., has contributed to the 
Virginia Law Journal (Richmond, Va.) for August, 1877, an interesting article on 
the pound sterling English in that colony — in comparison with the colonial pound — 
the value of which was subject to the price of tobacco ; the difference being the rate 
of exchange on England. In the Massachusetts Colony, the General Court fixed at 
times the value of various articles offered in payment of debts — coin being very 
scarce and Indian money abundant. In 1648-9, "It is ordered for triall till the 
next Court, that all passable or payable peage henceforth shalbe intire without 
breaches, both the white and black, without deforminge spotts, sutably strunge in 
eight knowne parcells. l d , 3 d , 12 d , 5 s , in white; 2 d , 6 d , 2-6 d , and 10 s in blacke." 
In the latter year, " It is ordered, that wampampeage shall passe current in pay- 
ment of debts to the vallew of forty shillings ; the white at eight a penny and the 
black at four — so as they be entire without breaches and deforming spots, except in 
payment of countrye rates to the Treasurer." For a full account of the colonial 
currency of Massachusetts, see " An Historical Account of Massachusetts Currency, 
by Joseph B. Felt, Boston, 1839." Jeremiah Colburn. 

Davenport and Danforth. — The various recognized ways of spelling the Daven- 
port family name have led to no little confusion, especially with the name of Dan- 
forth. Although derived from the town of Davenport on the banks of the river Dane 
in Cheshire, England, some of the variations of spelling have been Danport, Dam- 
port, Danfort, Damfort, Danforth, Damforth, Danford and Damford. Most of 
these are common in the Massachusetts Colonial Records, printed by the state, and in 
the documents in the Massachusetts Archives. In the single record of a deed given by 
Thomas Davenport of Dorchester, in 1681, in vol. 12, page 125, of the Suff. Reg. of 
Deeds, recorded by Isaac Addington, clerk, whose adopted son and heir was his 
nephew Addington, afterwards Judge Davenport, and who must therefore have been 
well acquainted with the correct spelling of the Davenport family name, the name 
is spelt in the three several ways of Davenport, Danforth and Danfort, all within 
the space of six lines. 

These last modes of spelling have greatly confused the families of Thomas Dav- 
enport of Dorchester, and Thomas Danforth of Cambridge. Examples are shown 
on page 321 of vol. vii. of the Register, vol. x. page 86, and in Savage's Genealogical 
Dictionary, in giving Thomas Davenport as being also of Cambridge, and on page 
229 of the History of Dorchester, by its Antiquarian and Historical Society. In 
vol. lxviii. page 99, of Massachusetts Archives, is plainly written the name of Tho- 
mas Davenport, Jr., of Dorchester, as among those who went in Capt. Isaac John- 
son's company in the attack on the Narraganset fort, Dec. 19, 1675, while no Tho- 
mas Danforth appears any where in the list of enlisted men. On page 104 of the 
same volume appears the name of Thomas Danfort of Dorchester, as among the 
slain of Johnson's company, but no Danforth or Davenport. Capt. Nathaniel 

96 JNotes and Queries. [Jan. 

Davenport, son of Capt. Richard Davenport, was killed in the same attack. In the 
Suffolk Probate record of the will of Capt. Isaac Johnson, also killed at this time r 
it says the will was sworn to before Danforth and two other magistrates, yet the 
signature is as plain a Davenport as possible. According to the Suffolk Probate 
Record, the will of Thomas Davenport, Jr., of Dorchester, which was presented to 
the court and sworn to by its witness, Nov. 28, 1675, speaks of his now being by 
the providence of God called forth to the wars. The inventory of his estate was 
taken Jan. 4, 1676, was sworn to in court by his brother Charles Davenport, its 
executor, Jan. 28, 1676, and mentions the clothing he had when he went into the 
service, besides his sword and belt. Yet according to the original, preserved in vol. 
30, page 220, of the Massachusetts Archives, the following petition was presented, 
Sept. 11, 1676: 

" To the honored council now assembled in General Court, the humble petition of 
Thomas Danforth of Dorchester humbly showeth that a few days since there came 
an Indian to my house that sometimes had wrought there. The Indian is a poor 
blind indian, and he brought two small children with him to my house of his, and 
did bestow them upon myself and my son. My request to the honored court is that 
I may enjoy them with your approbation & comfort, he having so freely given them 
me. If it please your worship to consider my great loss in my eldest son, which 
was such a good help to me, and your honors granting my request, you shall hereby 
oblige me in service, & I shall remain yours in all duty & cease not praying for 

This could not have been a petition of Thomas Danforth, for he had been many 
years of Cambridge, and moreover his eldest son was named Samuel, and was then 
still alive, while it corresponds in all particulars to the history of Thomas Daven- 
port of Dorchester. 

The will of Christopher Gibson, of Dorchester, recorded in the Suffolk Probate 
Records, vol. 6, page 65, mentions his cousin Thomas Dampford, spelling it a few 
lines later, Damford, while his inventory, vol. 5, page 215, spells it Davenport. 

The will of Rebecca Webb, Dec. 10, 1654, an abstract of which is given in the 
Register (ante, v. 303), makes bequests to John Wilson and to his sister Mrs. 
Davenport ; and the will of Robert Keyne, Nov. 14, 1653 (Register, vi. 155), men- 
tions brother Mr. John Wilson and his wife, " my wives owne sister ;" cousin Mr. 
John Wilson, "my Broth r s son ;" cousin " Mary Willson, his sister, now m r s Dav- 
enport at Roxbury." Keayne's will, written, as he says, with his own hand, twice 
calls his own niece, Mary, daughter of the Rev. John Wilson, and wife of the Rev. 
Samuel Danforth, of Roxbury, by the name of Davenport. These are some of the 
examples where near relatives, who were also persons of good education, have con- 
founded the two family names. B. F. Davenport. 

.Boston, Mass. 

Dunn, Grindall, Brown. — Can any of the readers of the Register inform me, 
1. Who were the ancestors of Nicholas Dunn and Deborah Grindall? They were 
married by the Rev. Cotton Mather, in Boston, June 6, 1710. 2. Who were the 
parents of Sarah Brown, who married James Meek, in Falmouth, Sept. 8, 1735, and 
died April 29, 1761, aged 40 years? Henry Deering. 

Portland, Me. 

John Lovewell. — In the " Sketches of Old Dunstable," soon to appear, there 
will be an article by John B. Hill, Esq., of Mason, N. H., on the age of John Love- 
well (the father of the Indian fighter), whose age has been stated to be 120. By a 
deposition of his, made when he was 90 years old, his age is proved to be only about 
102 when he died, which was about 1756. Can any one give the exact date of birth 
or death ? 

Gloria Dei Church, Philadelphia. — Park McFarland, Jr., of Philadelphia, 
has made a copy of all the inscriptions on the tomb-stones in the grave-yard of 
Gloria Dei (old Swedes') Church, and proposes publishing them, provided a suffi- 
cient number of subscribers are obtained. 

Life of Robert Morris.— Charles H. Hart, Esq., 204 South Fifth Street, Phila- 
delphia, Pa., has in preparation, and hopes soon to publish, in two volumes, royal 
octavo, a " Life of Robert Morris, with a History of the Finances of the Revolu- 
tion," for which he has a mass of highly interesting and important unpublished 
material. Persons having documents pertaining to the subject, particularly letters 
by and to Morris, are solicited to send copies to Mr. Hart. 

1878.] Notes and Queries, 97 

Balch — Andebert — Kimberly — Treadwell. — 0. P. Dexter, Esq., 41 Chambers 
Street, New York, would like to receive : further particulars, especially the age, of 
Benjamin Balch who married (about 1725) Nazareth, dau. of Judge John 3 Cushing 
(John, 2 Matthew 1 ) of Scituate, and who was the father of Nathaniel Balch (Will, 
1808) and Joseph Balch (m. Abigail Audebert) ; the name of the wife of Philip 
Audebert, Sr. (Will made 1753), of Hingham in 1747 ; the married names of the 
daughters of Abraham Kimberly who died at Newtown, Conn., about 1727; the 
name and age of the father of John Treadwell, governor of Conn., 1809, who is said 
to have been born at Farmington, Conn., Nov. 23, 1745 (0. S.). 

Will South Carolina exchanges please copy the query concerning Philip Audebert ? 

Town Histories in Preparation. — We learn that histories of the following towns 
have been undertaken. Persons having documents or facts illustrating the history 
of any of these towns are advised to communicate with the compiler of the history 
of that town. 

Amesbury, Mass. By Joseph Merrill, Esq., town clerk of Amesbury. 

Cornwall, Conn. By Theodore S. Gold, Esq., of West Cornwall, Conn. The 
work is now in press, and will be entitled " Historical Records of Litchfield county, 
Connecticut." The late Samuel W. Gold, father of the author, gathered many 
incidents in the early history of Cornwall, and records of its early settlement, which 
will be the basis of this work. Genealogical records and historical addresses will 
be given in full. A limited edition will be printed. 

Old Dunstable. An edition of one hundred copies of a work, giving an account 
of the early families of this place, is to be published by George M. Elliott, 48 Central 
Street, Lowell, Mass., under the title of " Sketches of Old Dunstable." Price, $5 
a copy. 

Guilford, Conn. By the Hon. Ralph D. Smith. Mr. Smith, of whom a biogra- 
phical sketch has been printed in the Register (ante, xxix. 326-8), left at his death 
extensive materials for the history and genealogy of Guilford. The historical portion 
has been arranged for publication by his son-in-law, Lewis H. Steiner, M.D., assisted 
by several citizens of the town versed in its local history. It will soon be issued 
from the press of J. Munsell, Albany. Price in cloth, or uncut in boards, $2 ; on 
large paper (50 copies), $5. 

Roccbury, Mass. By Francis S. Drake, Esq., author of the " Dictionary of 
American Biography" and other works. Mr. Drake solicits aid in the way of 
materials, in manuscript or print. Old letters, documents, maps, plans or pictures 
in any way throwing light on the history of this old town, will be thankfully received 
and acknowledged. His address is 131 Warren Street, Roxbury, Boston, Mass. 

Townsend, Mass. By Ithamar B. Sawtelle, Esq., of Townsend. The work will 
probably be ready for the press next spring. It will be illustrated with a map of 
the town and portraits of its prominent men of the past and present. 

Genealogies in Preparation. — Persons of the several names are advised to com- 
municate with the person compiling the genealogy of his family. 

Cauffman, Chidsey, Conant, Cragie, Churchman, Foster, Harned, Henry, Hep- 
burn, Mahon, McCullagh, Montgomery, Rodenbough and Shewell. Bvt. Brig. -Gen. 
Theodore F. Rodenbough, 23 Murray Street, New York city, is collecting materials 
for a genealogical record of the above-named families, and when completed will have 
a limited number of copies printed for family use. 

Currier. By Jacob B. Currier, Esq., of Lowell, Mass. Richard Currier, of 
Salisbury Mass., in 1640, and Samuel Currier, of Haverhill, Mass., are supposed to 
be the ancestors of most of the name in New England. Mr. Currier has been some 
time engaged on this work, and has now some two or three thousand names. 

Lord. By Henry D. Lord, Esq., 13 Lyman Street, Boston, Mass. This geneal- 
ogy will contain all the families by this name which come to the knowledge of the 
compiler. He has already several thousand names, mostly descended from five 
original settlers, namely, Thomas of Hartford, 1635; Robert of Ipswich, 1635; 
Nathan of Kittery, 1652 ; William of Salem, 1635; and John of Hull, 1667. If 
any one has met with evidence of relationship between any of these persons, Mr. 
Lord will be thankful for it. Descendants are invited to send the names of their 
parents, with places of residence, &c. 

Pierce, Peirce and Pearce. By F. C. Pierce, Esq., of Grafton, Mass. Mr. Pierce 
is compiling the history and genealogy of the family in America, bearing these 


98 Societies and their Proceedings. [Jan. 

names. He has succeeded in the last four years in securing about fifteen thousand 
names of persons who have descended from the first settlers in this country, viz., 
Robert Pierce of Dorchester, John Perse of Watertown, and Sergt. Thomas Peirce 
of Charlestown, all of 1630. He wishes all persons with these names and descend- 
ants to forward at once their genealogies to him at Grafton. 

Selden. By Henry M. Selden, Esq., of Haddam Neck, Middlesex county, Conn. 
Mr. Selden is preparing for publication a genealogical history of the descendants of 
Thomas Selden, who according to tradition settled in Hartford, Conn., in 1636, 
arriving with Rev. Thomas Hooker. Any record pertaining to him or his descendants 
gratefully received. 

Thurston. By Brown Thurston, Esq., of Portland, Me. Mr. Thurston is pre- 
paring a genealogy of the Thurstons of this country. Any information concerning 
the descendants of Daniel Thurston of Newbury will be thankfully received. 

Walkley. By the Rev. J. Wickliffe Beach, New Haven, Ct. It will be a history 
of the descendants of Richard Walkley of Haddam, Ct., who settled there in 1668. 
The earliest reference to him now known was in 1657, when he was made a freeman 
at Hartford, Ct. The family is known to have been of Scotch origin. Any inform- 
ation concerning them in Scotland, or in this country, is solicited. In particular — 

Who was Rebecca , the wife of the settler Richard Walkley? After the death 

of her husband in 1681, she married Daniel Cone, Sen., of Haddam. Richard Walk- 
ley, Jr., son of the settler, had two wives, Agnes and Abigail. Who were they ? 

Simeon Walkley died at Haddam Quarter, (now Durham, Ct.) in 1765, at the age 
of 28, leaving a wife Sarah, who afterward married Reuben Bishop of Durham. 
Who was she before marriage? He left two children, Abigail, b. 1762, and Zebu- 
Ion, b. 1764. They are known to have remained in Durham, Ct., till 1787. What 
became of them, and where are their descendants to be found now? Asa Walkley, 
a brother of Simeon, resided in Haddam, and was killed by lightning there in 1802. 
His wife was Elizabeth Thomas, who after his death is said to have removed with 
her children, Jonathan, David and Betsey, and perhaps others, to Ohio, probably to 
Ashtabula Co., or to some portion of New Connecticut. Where are their descend- 
ants to be found ? It is surmised that Thomas Walkley was one of this family, who 
entered Yale College from Austinburgh, Ohio, in the class of 1823, and died in his 
senior year, Dec. 7, 1822, aged 25, and was buried at New Haven. The Walkley 
family is to be distinguished from the Wakeley or Wakelin family, which is English 
instead of Scotch. The latter are represented in the United States, and most of 
them are descended from James and Henry, both of whom were at Hartford very 
early. Henry settled at Stratford, Ct., before 1669, but there is no evidence that 
either he or James were relatives of Richard Walkley of Haddam. 


New-England Historic, Genealogical Society. 

Boston, Wednesday, June 6, 1877. — A stated meeting was held at the Society's 
House, 18 Somerset street, this afternoon at 3 o'clock, the president, the Hon. Mar- 
shall P. Wilder, in the chair. 

The Hon. Stephen M. Allen, of Duxbury, Mass., read a valuable paper on " Myles 
Standish." Thanks were voted. 

John Ward Dean, the librarian, reported as donations, 96 volumes, 926 pamphlets, 
and several other articles. Among the donations were the Indian cane described in 
the Register, vol. ix. p. 349, presented by Mrs. Margaret H. Webster, of East 
Boston, and Mrs. Anne M. Swan, of Haverhill; and the diaries and scrap books 
relating to East Boston, kept by the late Guy Carleton Haynes {ante, xxxi. 349), 
presented by Jackson Haines, of Haverhill, and Mrs. Webster, the several articles 
having been left to the donors by Mr. Haynes. 

The Rev. Samuel Cutler, the historiographer, read memorial sketches of the fol- 
lowing deceased members, viz. : William Appleton of Boston, George L. Barr of 
Medford, Supply C. Thwing of Boston, and the Rev. Chauncey Col ton of Jen- 
kinton, Pa. 

1878.] Societies and their Proceedings, 99 

September 5. — The first stated meeting after the summer recess was held this after- 
noon at the usual place and time. The Rev. Lucius R. Paige, D.D., was called to 
the chair in the absence of President Wilder and the vice-presidents. The recording 
secretary being absent, David M. Balfour was elected secretary pro tern. 

A committee consisting of Col. Albert H. Hoyt, George H. Allan and Williams 
Latham was chosen to nominate a publishing committee to the next meeting. 

The presiding officer announced the death of Rev. Asa D. Smith, D.D., of Han- 
over, N. H., the vice president of this society from that State, and Louis Adolphe 
Thiers, ex-president of France, an honorary member of the society, and appointed 
Rev. Dorus Clarke, D.D., Colonel Albert H. Hoyt and Charles W. Tuttle a com- 
mittee to prepare resolutions on their deaths. 

Frederic Kidder, on behalf of the committee appointed at a previous meeting, 
reported the following resolutions, and they were unanimously adopted : 

Resolved, That in the death of Hon. Silas Nelson Martin, of Wilmington, a life 
member of this society and its honorary vice-president for the State of North Caro- 
lina, we deplore the loss of a warm friend and an active benefactor, who had ever 
the interests of this institution at heart. 

Resolved, That we mourn for him as an enterprising and high-minded merchant, 
who exhibited the strictest integrity in all his dealings, and was faithful to every 
trust reposed in him ; as a patriot, always faithful to his country's flag ; as a public- 
spirited man, and as a philanthropist who fearlessly risked his life when his adopted 
city was visited by a terrible pestilence. 

Resolved, That those of us who personally knew him will long cherish his memory 
and feel that they have lost a dear and esteemed friend. 

Rev. Dorus Clarke, D.D., in behalf of his committee, reported these resolutions, 
which were unanimously adopted : 

Since the last meeting of this society we have been called to deplore the death of 
Rev. Asa Dodge Smith, D.D., LL.D., the vice-president of this institution for the 
State of New Hampshire, and lately president of Dartmouth College. His official 
relation to this society, though for many years an honored member, was of quite 
recent date, and though we have not been often favored at our meetings by his 
genial presence and valuable counsels, he has in various ways shown his deep interest 
in its prosperity and usefulness. In the more influential stations which Dr. Smith 
has been called to fill, as pastor of an important church in the city of New York and 
as the president of Dartmouth College, as well as in less conspicuous life, he has 
always acquitted himself with great propriety and success, and the cause of educa- 
tion, of liberal culture and of christian philanthropy has reason to mourn his some- 
what sudden and unexpected departure in the midst of life and of extensive useful- 
ness. In the wide-spread expression of sorrow at the departure of Dr. Smith, which 
has been indicated by the public press, this society hereby records its most unaffected 

The Rev. Henry J. Patrick, of West Newton, then read a paper on " The Old 
and New in New England Psalmody." Thanks were voted. 

The librarian reported the donation of 134 volumes, 247 pamphlets, 96 manuscripts 
and other valuable articles since the previous meeting. 

The secretary pro tern, in the absence of the historiographer, read his report, being 
a memorial sketch of the Hon. Silas N. Martin. 

October 3. — A quarterly meeting was held this day at the usual place and time. 
The Rev. Edmund F. Slafter was chosen president pro tern. 

George H. Allan, in behalf of the committee appointed at the September meeting, 
reported the following names for the publishing committee, viz. : John Ward Dean, 
the Rev. Lucius R. Paige, D.D., H. H. Edes, Jeremiah Colburn, William B. Trask 
and Henry F. Waters. These persons were unanimously elected as the committee 
for 1877-8. 

Judge William F. Bick, of England, read an able and instructive paper on 
" Ancient Religions." Thanks were voted. 

The librarian reported as donations in September, 16 volumes, 117 pamphlets, 3 
maps and several other articles of value. 

The historiographer read memorial sketches of the following deceased members, 
namely : the Hon. George T. Davis, Dea. Philo M. Trowbridge, Benjamin P. Hunt, 
the Rev. Asa D. Smith, D.D., LL.D., Benjamin B. Davis, the Hon. Samuel H. 
W alley, and the lamented ex-president of France, Louis Adolphe Thiers. 

A committee consisting of D. G. Haskins, Jr., I. N. Tarbox, D.D., Frederic 
Kidder, the Hon. J. W. Austin and W. B. Trask, was chosen to nominate, at the 
January meeting, a list of candidates for officers and standing committees. 

100 Societies and their Proceedings. [Jan. 

November 7.— A stated meeting was held this afternoon, president Wilder in the 

Rear Adm. Henry K. Thatcher, U.S.N. , read an extract from a letter from his 
friend John Randolph Bryan, of Virginia, a nephew of John Randolph of Roanoke, 
relating to the last days of Mr. Bryan's celebrated relative, and presented a fac- 
simile of the last writing of Randolph, penned within two hours of his death. 

The Rev. B. F. DeCosta, of New York city, read a paper on " The Voyages of 
Bartholomew Gosnold and Martin Pring in 1602 and 1603," extracts from which are 
printed in this number of the Register, pp. 76-80. They present some new views 
as well as new facts concerning the voyages of these early explorers of this coast. 
The reading of the paper was followed by remarks from Charles YV. Tuttle and the 
Rev. E. P. Slafter. Thanks were voted. 

The librarian reported the donation in October of 17 volumes, 54 pamphlets, 8 
maps, with other articles. 

The Rev. Edmund F. Slafter, the corresponding secretary, reported letters accept- 
ing honorary membership from the Hon. Rutherford B. Hayes, president of the United 
States ; corresponding membership from Frederick D. Stone, of Philadelphia, editor 
of the Pennsylvania Magazine, and resident membership from John S. Emery of ' 
Boston, Franklin S. Phelps of Lynn, Charles H. Miller, Jr. of Boston, Francis 
M. Boutwell of Groton, Dr. Henry A. Martin of Boston, Benjamin O. Peirce of 
Cambridge, and Frederick H. Viaux of Boston. 

The recording secretary read memorial sketches of several deceased members, 
prepared by the historiographer, viz.: the Hon. Peter Harvey of Boston, John Gould 
Anthony of Cambridge, William M. Lothrop of Boston, and the Rev. George G. 
Hapgood of Apulia, N. Y. 

Rhode-Island Historical Society. 

Providence, Tuesday, October 2, 1877. — The quarterly meeting was held this 
evening, the Hon. Zachariah Allen, LL.D., vice-president, in the chair. 

The librarian, the Rev. Edwin M. Stone, reported a large list of donations. 

The subject of erecting a monument to King Philip at Mount Hope was discussed 
by the Rev. E. M. Stone, vice-president Allen, the Hon. Amos Perry, and Dr. Tur- 
ner. The treasurer was authorized to receive the funds donated, and any other 
contributions, for that purpose. The society also discussed the subject of a monument 
to the Indian chiefs Canonicus and Miantonomo. The matter was referred to the 
committee on the King Philip monument. 

A conversation followed regarding points of historic interest, and their oblitera- 
tion by public improvements. 

The secretary announced that the first of a series of papers to be read during the 
winter session, would be by Prof. Gammell, at the next meeting. 

Tuesday, October 16. — A meeting was held this evening. 

Prof. William Gammell, LL.D., read a paper on "The Contributions which 
History has received from certain Physical Sciences." After remarks by Hon. 
Zachariah Allen and the Rev. Carlton A. Staples, thanks were voted to Prof. Gam- 
mell for his " admirable paper." 

A large number of valuable donations were reported. 

Newport Historical Society. 

Newport, R. 1., Oct. 23, 1877. — This society met to-day at 12 o'clock, noon, in 
the Redwood Library building, the president, David King, M.D., in the chair. 

The president announced the death of Benjamin B. Howland, the secretary, and 
paid a fitting tribute to his memory. The meeting was then adjourned to one 
o'clock to give the members an opportunity to attend his funeral. 

On reassembling, some business was transacted, after which Charles W. Tuttle, 
A.M., of Boston, read a paper on " The Conquest of Acadia by the Dutch in 1674." 
On motion of the Hon. William P. Sheffield, thanks were voted to Mr. Tuttle for 
his able and interesting paper. 

Delaware Historical Society. 

Wilmington, Thursday, September 20, 1877. — The first stated meeting after the 
summer vacation was held this evening, the Rev. John Wilson, vice-president, in 
the chair. 

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Judge Wales from the special committee reported that arrangements had been 
made to lease the old (1748) church building at the corner of 10th and Market streets. 

The committee on the centenary of the battle of Brandy wine (Sept. 11) reported 
that learning that no measures had been taken by the people of Chester county, 
Pennsylvania, but that collections had been made by Eli Orozier, who, with other 
Delaware citizens, purposed to commemorate the event on the field, they had not 
thought it expedient to do more in behalf of the society than to express an interest 
in the occasion and recommend the attendance of those interested. The committee 
recommended to the society that Cassar A. Rodney be invited to read, at his earliest 
convenience, a paper, based upon such original materials as he has access to, illus- 
trating the campaign which commenced at the landing of Lord Howe at the " Head 
of the Elk." The report, which was signed by Joseph R. Walters, Leonard E. 
Wales and L. P. Bush, was adopted by the society, and Mr. Rodney, being present, 
accepted the invitation to read a paper. 

A large number of valuable donations was reported. 


Prepared by the Rev. Samuel Cutler, Historiographer of the Society. 

The Hon. Increase Allen Lapham, LL.D., of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, a corres- 
ponding member and honorary vice-president, for that state, died suddenly at 
Oconomowoc, Wis., Sept. 14, 1875, aged 64. He was born in Palmyra, Ontario 
(now Wayne) County, N. Y., March 7, 1811, the son of Seneca 6 and Rachel (Allen) 
Lapham; and was descended from John 1 Lapham, of Providence, R. I., b. about 
1635, through John, 2 John, 3 Benjamin, 4 Pazzi, 5 and Seneca, 6 his father. 

Dr. Lapham was educated in the common schools. He began his apprenticeship 
as a civil engineer as a " rodman " (or boy, for he was then only 13 or 14 years 
old), on the Erie Canal at Lockport, N. Y., in 1824. 

August 30, 1826, he commenced work, still as a "rodman," in the engineer 
service, on the Miami Canal between Hamilton and Middletown. In December, 
1827, he went to Louisville, Ky., where he attended for a short time the Jefferson 
Seminary, then kept by Mann Butler. He remained at Louisville about two years, 
still as rodman, on the Louisville and Portland Canal. But while here he made 
observations on the climate, geology, botany, etc., of the country, for which subject 
he had a natural taste. It was while at Louisville he wrote, at the early age 
of seventeen years, a scientific paper, being an account of the Louisville Canal 
and of the geology of the vicinity, with plans, a map, and lecture; his first pub- 
lished contribution to science; to be found in Silliman's "American Journal of 
Science," vol. xiv. first series, 1828. In 1831 and 1832, he was assistant engineer 
on the Ohio Canal, at Portsmouth, Scioto Co. From 1833 to 1836 he was secretary 
of the Ohio State Board of Canal Commissioners at Columbus. In 1836 he left 
Columbus, and the office just named, to settle in the then newly laid out city of 
Milwaukee, which contained, on his arrival July 3, about a dozen houses. 

In Milwaukee, Dr. Lapham has filled many offices. He has grown with its growth. 
In less than forty years, the dozen houses have grown to a great and prosperous city 
of some one hundred and sixty thousand inhabitants. In that city he will be 
especially missed and mourned by its entire population. 

Of the forty years service in the State of Wisconsin of Dr. Lapham, it is said, 
" No man has done more to develop its natural resources. He was studious, quiet, 
unostentatious, industrious, learned in science, honest in all things, devoted to his 
adopted State, and able in making her vast resources known to the world." A long 
list of the books and pamphlets he has prepared and published give evidence of the 
immense labor and general scientific knowledge which Dr. Lapham brought to bear 
touching the history, geography, topography, geology and mineralogy of the 
State. " It is no disparagement to other distinguished men to say that no man can 
make good his place in the peculiar field of labor to which his life was so enthusias- 
tically devoted." 

In 1873, under a law providing for a geological survey of the State and the appoint- 
ment of " a chief geologist, who shall be a person of known integrity, thorough 

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practical and scientific knowledge of the sciences of geology and mineralogy," Dr. 
Lapham was tendered the position, which he honorably filled. 

Dr. Lapham \s collection of minerals is no doubt the most extensive in the west. 
The State Board of Centennial Managers had hoped to secure his cabinet with the 
doctor to take charge of it, to represent the natural resources of the State, in the 
Centennial Exhibition of 1876. His death, in view of this, was a serious loss to the 
interests of Wisconsin. 

For ten years, Dr. Lapham was president of the Wisconsin State Historical 
Society, and contributed largely to its success and growth. On declining longer to 
serve as president, the society expressed the hope, " that he who has done so much 
in past years, to make our antiquarian, natural and civil history favorably known 
abroad, may continue to our Society such services." 

As a citizen he was faithful and true, acting well his part in all laudable enter- 
prises. His counsel was valuable, and always found on the side of right and justice. 
He was in no sense a politician, as that term is generally understood. In early days 
he was a whig, and latterly he has acted, in a retiring way, with the republican 

Although he has stood in the front ranks of literary and scientific men, he was 
retiring in his habits, but most agreeable in manner, and interesting in conversation. 
" In fine, in all the walks of life, Wisconsin contained no purer or better man — no 
more disinterested and capable citizen — no truer patriot and scholar, than was 
Increase Allen Lapham." 

Dr. Lapham married, Oct. 24, 1838, Ann M. Alcott, of Rochester, N. Y. She 
died Feb. 25, 1863. They had four children: l,Mary Jane; 2, Julia Alcott; 3, 
Seneca George ; 4, Charles. 

He was admitted a member of this society, Jan. 8, 1861. Resolutions by this 
society, on his death, are printed in the Register, xxx. 249. 

The Hon. Josiah Dunham, of South Boston, a life member, was born in Boston, 
March 8, 1804, and died in that city April 17, 1877, aged 73 yrs. 

His father, Josiah Dunham, born in 1774, married his first wife Mary Potter, July 
18, 1802, and the late Josiah Dunham was the only child by this union. His mother 
died while he was quite young, and his father again married. 

Josiah Dunham, the subject of our notice, married, Jan. 29, 1829, Sarah Smith, 
of Barre, Mass., who died April 13, 1871. They had six children : 1. Laura Davis. 
2. Sarah Smith. 3. Josiah Francis. 4. Charles Edward. 5. George Henry. 6. 
Mary Helen. Of these, four survive their parents, the first and fifth having died in 
early childhood. 

In his youth he received, at the schools in Boston, a plain practical education, 
such as was probably then considered sufficient for young men not intending a profes- 
sional life. As he grew to manhood, he was employed with his father in the manufac- 
ture of cordage. Succeeding him in the business he acquired considerable property ; 
but of late years has given his attention to transactions in real estate in South Boston. 
With this section of his native city he was perfectly familiar, and could, it is said, 
give a full account of every piece of real estate within its boundaries. He was proud 
of its prosperity, and many of its public improvements are due to his energy and 
foresight. He was identified with the project resulting in the pleasant retreat on 
the Heights known as Thomas Park. He also planned the Mount Washington 
Avenue, and then, introducing the resolves for its construction, had them passed by 
the city government, of which' he was a member as councilman in 1837, 1849, 1850 
and 1851, and as alderman in 1854 and 1855. 

Mr. Dunham was an active politician. In his earlier life he was a staunch Demo- 
crat, and had great influence in the counsels of the leaders, and in the political work 
of his party in South Boston. He however left that party, and was a member of 
the old whig party. In 1860 he was a delegate to the National Republican Conven- 
tion in Chicago, and the same year was appointed storekeeper at the Navy Yard in 
Charlestown. He was a prominent member of the masonic fraternity, with which 
he was connected for fifty-two years, and, at the time of his death, was treasurer of 
St. Paul's Lodge, which office he had held for more than twenty-five years. 

Mr. Dunham was connected with St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, South Boston, 
for many years, and although he was the first child baptized in the old edifice of that 
society, he did not renew his baptismal vows in confirmation until about two or 
three years since. He was benevolent and liberal in his benefactions. Socially he 
enjoyed the friendship of a large circle of acquaintances. Few, if any, who have 

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lived in South Boston for the last half century will be more sincerely missed and 
His membership in this society is from Aug. 8, 1853. 

Jarvis Maltiah Hatch, Esq., of Rochester, N. Y., a corresponding member, was 
born in Lebanon, Madison Co., N. Y., July 24, 1810, and died in Rochester, N. Y., 
Aug. 11, 1862, aged 52. 

He was the son of John Hatch, who was born at Stockbridge, Mass., Dec. 25, 
1784, a descendant of Thomas Hatch, of Yarmouth, Mass., the early generations of 
whose descendants, prepared by our deceased member, is printed in the Register, 
xiv. 197-9. 

Jarvis M. Hatch married at Hamilton, N. Y., Oct. 20, 1836, Julia Anna Shapely, 
who survives him and resides in Rochester, N. Y. They had two sons and one 
daughter. The daughter and younger son have died since their father. The early 
education of Mr. Hatch was in the common school of the town of Brighton, Monroe 
Co., N. Y., and being a diligent scholar he made good progress. At the age of 
seventeen he taught the district school in Brighton. Soon after, he was employed 
as clerk in a dry goods store in Utica, N. Y. The business not being congenial to 
his taste, and having a decided inclination for books, he entered a law office, where 
he made rapid progress in his studies, and was admitted to the bar after the shortest 
period of study which the rules of the court allowed. 

He entered upon and continued the practice of law in Utica with reasonable 
success. Among his professional duties were those of examiner in chancery, city 
attorney, and other city offices. As a politician he also edited a democratic paper 
in Utica. 

In 1850, he removed to Rochester, N. Y., taking into partnership a younger 
brother who had been his student in Utica. Here also he was active in politics, and 
with another, started the first daily democratic paper in that city. In Rochester, as 
in Utica, his many offices of trust showed the confidence of his fellow citizens 
in him. Having entered upon a work which he counted right and just, he pursued 
it with an indomitable will, and a perseverance which was generally successful. 
But he was not obstinate when occasion called for change of views. A short time 
previous to the opening of our civil war, becoming dissatisfied with the course his 
party were taking on the slavery question, and other principles he considered of 
vital importance, he abandoned them, took up the republican cause, and ever after 
supported that party. 

Mr. Hatch belonged to the Grand Lodge of F. and A. Masons, and the Encamp- 
ment of Knight Templars. In religion he was a member of the presbyterian 
church. As a student in history and genealogy, he left a large amount of manu- 
script, which, " had he lived, would no doubt have been printed." 

He was admitted, March 18, 1861. 

The Hon. George Thomas Davis, LL.B., of Portland, Me., a corresponding mem- 
ber, was born in Sandwich, Mass., Jan. 12, 1810 ; died in Portland, June 17, 1877, 
aged 67 yrs. He was a graduate of Harvard in the class of 1829, studied law 
at Greenfield, and at Cambridge, and began the practice of his profession at Green- 
field in 1832, where he rapidly rose to eminence. In 1833 he established the Frank- 
lin Mercury, which he conducted with ability for three years, when he sold it, but 
was interested in the leading Greenfield newspaper, and a contributor to its columns 
for many years. He was one year a representative in the Massachusetts legislature 
from Greenfield ; and in 1839 and 1840 was chosen to the Senate from Franklin 
County. From 1851 to 1853 he represented the old Connecticut River district in the 
Congress of the United States, as the successor of Mr. Ashmun. While a member of 
Congress he pronounced an eulogy upon Daniel Webster, which was one of the most 
brilliant of the many orations delivered upon the life of that distinguished man, for 
whom he entertained the highest appreciation. He was honored by that great 
statesman with his friendship and confidence. 

Mr. Davis had no special desire for public life. He was successful in his profes- 
sion, and held, for many years, the first place at the bar in the county of Franklin. 
His chief distinction was in his literary culture, and social gifts. As a conversa- 
tionalist he was so brilliant and well informed, that in many respects he had no 
superior. For a generation he made life in Greenfield famous by his presence, his 
social and literary leadership, and the circle of brilliant people that he drew out and 
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he contributed much to the press, and occasional articles to magazines, etc. A 
memoir of Lieut. Gov. Cushnian, by him, appeared in the Register for October, 1864. 

Mr. Davis was twice married. Early to Miss Russell, of Boston, two of whose 
children survive — James C. Davis, an honored lawyer of Boston, and Wendell T. 
Davis, who resides at New Bedford. A few years since he was again married to 
Mrs. Little, the widow of the Hon. Josiah S. Little, of Portland, Me., where he has 
since resided. She survives him. 

He was admitted, May 10, 1847. 

The Hon. Otis Wilbor, of Little Compton, R. I., a corresponding member, born 
in Little Compton, January 12, 1803 ; died in that town, January 15, 1856, aged 53. 
He was a son of Joseph and Hannah (Brown) Wilbor, and a descendant in the 
sixth generation from William 1 Wilbor, of Portsmouth, R. I., who died in 1710; 
through Joseph, 2 by wife Anna Brownell ; Joseph? by wife Emeline Champlin; 
Walter,* by wife Catharine Davenport ; and Joseph? his father. 

He was town clerk and treasurer of his native town from 1840 to 1856, and also 
probate and town clerk for the same period. For three successive years he was a 
senator in the Rhode Island legislature. In 1819 he joined the United Congregational 
Church, and was chosen deacon in 1836. He married Mary Shaw, November, 1837. 

He left in manuscript an extensive genealogy of the Wilbor family, which has 
been deposited by his nephew, Albert Gallatin Wilbor, of Boston, in the library of 
the New England Historic, Genealogical Society. While town clerk, he put the 
records of Little Compton into a fine condition. He copied the records of births, 
marriages and deaths, gleaning from every source within his reach ; and so admi- 
rably did he arrange them that half the time of those who use them is saved. 

His membership in this society dates from Nov. 9, 1847. 

John Gould Anthony, of Cambridge, a resident member, was born in Providence, 
R. I., May 17, 1804. He died in Cambridge, Oct. 16, 1877, aged 73 yrs. 5 mos. 

He was a descendant of John 1 Anthony, who emigrated to this country in 1634, 
through Abraham, 2 William, 3 James, 4 Daniel 5 and Joseph, 6 his father, who was 
born in North Providence, R. I., May 24, 1765, and who married Mary Gould. She 
was born Oct. 24, 1765, at Middletown, R. I. 

His opportunities for education were limited. In acknowledging his election 
as a member of our Society, dated Feb. 10, 1877, he says on this point: 
"No other education than the public schools of Providence gave me from 1809 to 
1816. The rest I picked up." "My earliest occupation," he says, "was as a 
druggist, followed by study of medicine and practice, afterwards a book-keeper, 
bank clerk, book publisher, and insurance agent." Mr. Anthony resided in Cincin- 
nati for thirty-four years. While in business he made quite a collection of shells, 
for the study of which he had a fondness from his youth, and was recognized as 
authority, especially on fresh water shells. At one period he was quite blind for 
five or six years, and even then could tell the nature of every shell by the feeling, 
better than most persons with their sight. Mr. Anthony was also a good botanist, 
and was a prominent member of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society. For the 
last fourteen years he has been an assistant in the Museum of Comparative Zoology 
of Harvard College at Cambridge,, induced by Agassiz, a warm friend of his, to 
accept this office. While discharging his duties as conchologist, he had an extensive 
correspondence with scientists at home and abroad. He collected, during his resi- 
dence in the West, a very fine cabinet of shells, which is now in the Museum at 
Cambridge. He published quite a number of articles in scientific periodicals and 
transactions. He accompanied Agassiz on his scientific expedition to Brazil. 

Mr. Anthony married Anne Whiting, born Oct. 19, 1810, daughter of Thomas 
and Lydia (Keene) Rhodes, Oct. 16, 1832, at Providence, R. I., by whom he had 
eight children. Mrs. Anthony, three sons and two daughters survive him. He 
died on the forty-fifth anniversary of his wedding day. 

Benjamin Baker Davis, Esq., a resident member, of Brookline, where he was 
born, Feb. 4, 1794, and where he died, Aug. 23, 1877, aged 83 yrs. 

Mr. Davis was the son of Benjamin, born in Brookline, March 20, 1765, and 
Elizabeth (Baker) Davis, born in Roxbury, March 7, 1770. His grandfather Benja- 
min, and his grandmother Sarah (Winchester) Davis, were also born in Brookline. 

For eleven years Mr. Davis had the advantages of the education then given in his 
native town. He had a great taste early developed for music, and in 1816 directed 
the singing in the church of the First Parish in Roxbury. The same year he became 

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a member of the Handel and Haydn Society of Boston, and at his death was one 
of its oldest members. About the year 1817 he connected himself with the church 
in Brookline of which Dr. John Pierce was pastor, and for thirty-eight years was 
its chorister. He also belonged to other musical organizations. In 1815 he united 
with the Washington Lodge of Free Masons in Roxbury. About 1839-40 he was 
for two years one of the Selectmen of Brookline. He was also, in early life, enrolled 
in the Massachusetts Militia, and in 1817 joined the " Munroe Association," Gen. 
Henry A. S. Dearborn, president, for military drill. In a brief sketch of his life, 
dated March 13, 1869, — when he was admitted a member of the New England 
Historic, Genealogical Society, — he says, " In 1814, I leased a stall in Faneuil Hall 
Market, and through the blessing of my Heavenly Father, have been permitted to 
go and return from my place of business three hundred times a year for fifty years." 
His death was suitably noticed by the occupants of Faneuil Hall Market, and resolu- 
tions of heartfelt sympathy transmitted to his family. See Brookline Chronicle, 
Sept. 1, 1877. In 1835 he became a member of the Total Abstinence Society, and 
in 1862 of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society. 

Mr. Davis was twice married : — 1st, to Susannah Robinson Clapp, daughter of 
Dea. John Clapp, of Roxbury, July 8, 1818; by her he had three children. 2d, to 
Elizabeth Seaver, daughter of Hon. Ebenezer Seaver, Jan. 24, 1839. 

The Hon. Silas Nelson Martin, a life member and the honorary vice-president 
for North Carolina, was a son of Silas Hosmore and Margaret (Crawford) Martin, 
and was born in Castine, Me., Jan. 15, 1828. He died at Wilmington, N. C, Jan. 
22, 1877, aged 49. 

While a boy, he went to Miquelon, an island in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, where 
he lived about one year. He then went to the island of Guadaloupe, and remained 
there about two years, as clerk in the office of the American consul. In May, 
1846, he went to Wilmington, N. C, and entered the service of Potter & Kidder, 
where he remained until January, 1853, when he became a partner in the new firm 
of Kidder & Martin. In January, 1868, he retired from this firm with an ample- 

He was mayor of the city of Wilmington from Jan. 1, 1870, to May 13, 1872, and 
a member of the board of county commissioners four years, from August, 1870, to 
1874, serving as chairman of the board. His official action in both these positions 
received the general commendation of his fellow citizens. 

He was also president of the Wilmington, Charlotte and Rutherford Railroad ; and 
on the reorganization of the company under the title of the Carolina Central Railway, 
he was chosen a director and vice-president. 

He was president of the Wilmington Trust Company and Savings Bank, for two 
years, and for a time one of the trustees of the Freedman's Bank. 

He visited Europe several times, and studied its ancient monuments and its galleries 
of the fine arts, as well as its improvements in many of the practical departments. 
In early life he mastered the French language, and was well read in its literature 
and history. He was much interested in this Society, as well as in the history of his 
adopted state ; and a short time before his death, he assisted in forming a society 
for the preservation of historical materials relative to North Carolina. 

A sketch of the life of Mr. Martin which did not give a record of his great ser- 
vices during the terrible ravages of the yellow fever in Wilmington would be incom- 
plete. The disease was brought there in 1863 by the British steamer Kate, a block- 
ade runner from Nassau. During that summer the town was the resort of large 
numbers from all the southern states who were in various ways engaged in that 
business. The usual precautions for health not being observed, owing to the ab- 
sence of most of the officials and prominent citizens, the atmosphere was charged 
with unhealthy matter, so that the infection brought by the Kate soon spread in 
the city. When this fact was known, a perfect rush took place among the ten thou- 
sand inhabitants. A large portion, both black and white, were however forced to 
stay, as they had no place to which they could flee, A terrible fright possessed 
them. At this crisis Mr. Martin, rising above the selfish idea of personal safety, 
drew up and signed a paper agreeing to form what he styled a Howard Society. 
His own example enabled him to obtain the signature of many persons who could 
be relied on to devote themselves entirely to the aid of the sick and dying, as well 
as to assist the helpless by food and clothing. Having previously had the disease 
at Gaudaloupe, he thought it not likely that he should again take it, while his 
knowledge of its symptoms and treatment was of the greatest value in this emer- 


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gency. He opened a correspondence with the physicians of Charleston and Savan- 
nah, who had more experience, and they came to the aid of Wilmington and were 
of the greatest service in staying the course of the disease. 

The heroism and sympathy of Mr. Martin as a leader were invaluable, and doubt- 
less saved many lives, while the diary which he kept, if printed, would show a 
frightful record of disease and death, probably the most terrible ever experienced in 
this country. 

The Wilmington Post, of January 26, 1877, closes an obituary of Mr. Martin 
with these remarks : 

" Few men have filled a more honorable space in the business of the city for so 
long a time, and no one can leave behind a more unquestioned name for careful in- 
dustry, for integrity, for honor or for success. Whatever trust was reposed in him 
was always fulfilled with the most excellent judgment, either in private or in public 
affairs. There was no question of interest to our city or state or country, which 
did not engage his attention, and while peculiarly a business man, he was constant- 
ly attentive to the duties and responsibilities of elevated citizenship. Nor was he 
indifferent to that personal culture which comes from letters and the arts. Not 
many among us had brought to the prime of manhood more of the culture of travel 
and observation." 

He was admitted a member, April 20, 1868. Resolutions on his death, passed 
by the Society, are printed in this number of the Register, ante, p. 99. 

William Edward Warren, Esq., a corresponding member, of Newburgh, N. Y., 
was born in that part of Woodbridge now Bethany, Conn., March 20, 1817 ; he 
died in New York city, Jan. 13, 1877, aged 59 years. 

From a manuscript memorial by his brother, the Rev. Isaac Perkins Warren, 
D.D., of Portland, Me., and notices in the New York Times of Jan. 16 and 17, 1877, 
in our archives, we prepare our sketch of Mr. Warren. He was the son of Isaac 
and Leonora (Perkins) Warren ; the second in a family of five sons and two daugh- 
ters. He received in his boyhood only a common school education, and about the 
age of seventeen found employment in a woollen manufactory in Waterbury, Conn., 
where, by his activity and good character, he was soon promoted to the counting- 
room, and entered upon that occupation which in various forms he subsequently 
pursued through life, and in which he became eminent, that of professional account- 
ant. Some two or three years later he went to Newburgh, N. Y., and served as 
clerk and then as book-keeper in the large mercantile house of David Crawford & 
Co. In January, 1842, he removed to New York, where he was for six years em- 
ployed as accountant and confidential agent in the firm of Doremus, Suydam & 
Nixon. Subsequently, in other important positions he was gaining knowledge and 
reputation, fitting him, in 1859, to fill the office of Deputy Comptroller of the city 
of New York, the office being created specially for him, in order that he might 
straighten out the tangled accounts of the city and county, which had fallen into 
confusion. In 1864, he was chosen the first president of the International Fire In- 
surance Company. In the last eleven years he held no office, but devoted himself 
to the profession of general accountant and adjuster of complicated accounts. He 
was employed as such by many merchants, banks, and other corporations. In all 
these laborious undertakings he was eminently successful. His long experience, and 
high reputation for integrity, gained for him the entire confidence of his employers, 
and he was, at the time of his death, perhaps the most eminent accountant in the 
United States. The science of book-keeping and accounts was as open to him as 
the stony book of geology was to Lyell, or as the starry leaves of the sky could have 
been to Tycho Brahe. 

Mr. Warren married in Newburgh, March 25, 1840, Miss Lydia Riggs Birdsall, 
by whom he had two children : Mary Cushman, born March 15, 1841, who married 
Rev. George Dent Silliraan ; and Lydia Birdsall, born Nov. 19, 1842, died August, 
1850. His wife died at their home in Newburgh, less than twenty-four hours after 
him. Their remains were laid in the same grave in the cemetery at Newburgh. 

For more than twenty years Mr. Warren was a communicant in the Protestant 
Episcopal Church. He was one of the founders of St. Paul's Church in Newburgh, 
and long held the office of warden in it. 

He contributed an artitle on the Belknap family, from which he was descended, 
to the Register, for January, 1859, vol. xiii. pages 17 to 19. 

His membership dates from January 3, 1859. 

1878.] Necrology of Historic, Genealogical Society* 107 

Alvin Adams, Esq., of Boston, a life member and benefactor, was born in Ando- 
ver, Vt., June 16, 1804, and died in Watertown, Mass., September 1, 1877, aged 73 

He was the son of Jonas, born Aug. 18, 1758, at New Ipswich, N. H., and Phebe 
(Hoar) Adams, born March 1, 1765, at New Ipswich. His grandfather, Stephen 
Adams, son of Thomas, of Chelmsford, was born in 1715, in that town. (See Kid- 
der's History of New Ipswich, p. 293.) Alvin was the ninth of eleven children of 
his parents, who died when he was eight years old, within a week of each other, 
Feb. 19 and 26, 1813, at Andover. After the death of his parents, Alvin remained 
on the farm, with his eldest brother Jerry, until he was fifteen, acquiring that taste 
for agriculture which was a source of gratification to him in after life. For four or 
five years he was in the employ of Robert Barker, of Woodstock, Vt., when, in his 
twentieth year, he came to Boston, where for a number of years he was engaged in 
trading. Not being successful as a dealer in prod ace, his attention was directed to 
the express business, which had been started on a limited scale by Mr. William F. 
Harnden, and on the 4th of May, 1840, he began to pass from Boston to New York, 
for the carrying of money and small packages. Harnden 's express at first had a 
monopoly of the business, but Mr. Adams kept patiently journeying to and fro, 
with carpet-bag in hand, until his fidelity, promptitude and reliability attracted 
the attention of business men, and he was rewarded by success. 

Such was the small beginning of an enterprise, with a capital of fifty dollars, 
now known the world over as " Adams & Company's Express," or by its corporate 
name, the " Adams Express Company." " As a friend Mr. Adams was respected by 
many who have felt his kindness and experienced the gratification of enjoying his 
confidence. But it was within the circle of his own home that he developed those 
traits of character which made him the light of his own household, the affectionate 
husband and the most indulgent of parents." 

Mr. Adams married in Boston, Nov. 10, 1831, Ann Rebecca Bridge, who was born 
in Boston, Nov. 1, 1809, the, daughter of John and Rebecca (Beals) Bridge, by 
whom he had nine children. 

He was admitted a member of this society, Dec. 31, 1870. 

Dea. Philo Mallory Trowbridge, of Woodbury, Ct., a corresponding member, 
was born in Roxbury, Ct., Aug. 4, 1810 ; died in Woodbury, Ct., Jan. 11, 1874, 
aged 63 years. 

From a memorial tribute by the Hon. William Cothren, A.M., a corresponding 
member of our society, published in the Waterbury American, Ct., of January, 1875, 
we select the followiug sentences as expressive of the loss to the community in the 
death of Dea. Trowbridge, and as prominent traits in his character. 

" The death of this good man, so well and favorably known in all this region, has 
filled the hearts of every class and condition in this community with feelings of 
sadness and a sense of great loss. The word on every lip is, ' A good man has fall- 
en.' He was the sincere friend of the poor, the erring, the distressed ; the inde- 
fatigable and successful laborer in every good work ; the firm, consistent, and pru- 
dent christian gentleman. There is no one left to fill his place." * * * "He 
was singularly modest and unobtrusive in all his ways, and thoroughly understand- 
ing the varied phases of human nature, he was able to speak the acceptable word 
at the right time, and carry conviction of the right to the most reluctant mind. 
In his efforts to do good he was tireless." * * * " He was an ardent lover of 
music. For many years he gave instruction in singing schools, and was the leader 
of church choirs and musical societies, having amid his other duties found time to 
perfect himself in the theory and practice of music. As a teacher, visitor and 
superintendent in district and Sunday^ schools, he was largely useful in his influence 
for good. As an antiquary he greatly aided the authors in the histories of Wood- 
bury and of Waterbury, Ct., particularly on the genealogical portions. 

" At the age of eighteen his mind was turned to the subject of religion, and soon 
after he joined the congregational church in Roxbury, then under the pastoral care 
of his uncle, the late Rev. Fosdick Harrison. In 1849 he removed to Woodbury, 
and joined the First Congregational Church, of which for the last nine years of his 
life he was the senior acting deacon. His christian life was one of love, labor and 
conciliation. He was active in every good enterprise, visiting the sick and the poor, 
advising with those in trouble, and endeavoring to heal all differences among breth- 
ren. ' Blessed are the peacemakers ; for they shall be called the children of God.' " 

He was admitted, April 16, 1853. 

108 Necrology of Historic, Genealogical Society* [Jan - . 

Supply Clap Thwing, Esq., of Boston, a life member and benefactor, was born 
in that place, October, 1798, and died there, June 4, 1877, aged 78. 

He was the son of Samuel and Sarah (Homans) Thwing. His education was 
received at Phillips Exeter Academy, which he entered in 1816, and which was then 
under the charge of Dr. Abbot, as principal. He began his mercantile education in 
the counting-room of James and Thomas H. Perkins, of Boston, where he received 
instruction to fit him for his future career. About the year 1826, he commenced 
business on his own account, and for more than half a century was actively engaged 
in mercantile pursuits. In 1831, he formed a copartnership with Stephen H. Per- 
kins, under the firm of Thwing & Perkins, and did an extensive commission business 
with New Orleans. Mr. Perkins retired from the firm in 1844. Mr. Thwing after- 
ward formed a copartnership with Richard Sullivan, under the firm of S. 0. Thwing 
& Co. Mr. Sullivan retiring in 1867, John Thomas was admitted, and subsequently 
E. B. Townsend. 

In addition to his business as a commission merchant, Mr. Thwing was a ship- 
owner, and has for many years been specially identified with the coal trade. He 
was highly respected for his probity and honorable dealings, his unselfish devotion 
and loving kindness to all classes and conditions of men. An evidence of his disin- 
terestedness may be mentioned in the refusal of an intended bequest, as a testimony 
of personal esteem, from Caleb Fellowes, and influencing the transfer of the amount 
for the founding of a library, known as the " Fellowes Athenaeum," now a branch 
of the Boston Public Library. 

Mr. Thwing was a gentleman of affable and agreeable manners, gentle and persua- 
sive toward the erring, and in his intercourse with the world was guided by a high 
sense of honor. He will be remembered with affectionate regard by all who enjoyed 
his acquaintance. 

He was admitted a member, Dec. 30, 1871. 

The Hon. Peter Harvey, a resident member of Boston, was born in Barnet, Vt., 
July 10, 1810 ; died in Boston, June 27, 1877, aged 66 years. He was the son of 
Alexander Harvey, who was born in Glasgow, Scotland, and Jennet (Brock) Harvey, 
who was born in Greenock, Scotland. His lather came to this country to purchase 
land and make a settlement for a Scotch emigration company. He died when Peter 
was quite young, and, at the age of fifteen, the lad was apprenticed to the house of 
David Russell & Co., in Plymouth, N. II. From the knowledge here acquired he 
was prepared for a larger sphere of action, and came to Boston where he engaged in 
business as one of the firm of Emerson, Lamb & Harvey ; and subsequently of the 
firm of Harvey, Page & Co., succeeding that of James Tufts & Co. He was treas- 
urer of the Rutland Railroad, and president of the Kilby Bank. At the opening of 
the war of the Rebellion, Mr. Harvey was a member of the firm of Nourse, Mason 
& Co., but on its dissolution he retired from active business. 

To the present generation, Mr. Harvey is better known as the confiding friend of 
Daniel Webster, than for any thing remarkable in his business life. It was his for- 
tune, notwithstanding the disparity in years, to become intimately acquainted, at 
an early age, with the great statesman, and to maintain with him through life a 
more intimate friendship than was ever enjoyed by any other person. In 1877, 
a posthumous work by him, entitled " Reminiscences and Anecdotes of Daniel Web- 
ster," was published in Boston. 

In politics Mr. Harvey was a staunch whig. On the division of that party he 
joined the portion who went with the democrats ; this change, however, did not 
prevent his representing a republican district in Gov. Bullock's Council. He served 
also in both branches of the Massachusetts Legislature. In 1868, he was a candi- 
date for Congress, from the fourth Congressional district, but was defeated by the 
election of the late Samuel Hooper. His generosity, frankness of manner, and per- 
sonal affability, won for him a good degree of popularity, even from those who were 
not in sympathy with his political views and party. 

In his religious life, Mr. Harvey was formerly a member of the Congregational 
(Park Street) Church, in Boston. He removed his connection, some years since, 
to St. Paul's Church, of which he has been an active member and vestryman. His 
funeral, attended by the " Marshfield Club" (designed to honor the memory of Mr. 
Webster and of which he was one of the originators) , besides a large number of his 
associates and friends, was from St. Paul's Church, June 29th. 

Mr. Harvey was twice married, but had no children, His first wife was the niece 
of Mr. David Russell, his first employer ; and his second, who survives him, was 
Miss Elizabeth F. Coolidge, of Boston. 

He was admitted to this society, Nov. 23, 1869. 

1878.] Booh Notices. 109 


Memoir and Letters of Charles Sumner. By Edward L. Pierce. Vol. I. 1811-1838. 
Vol. II. 1838-1845. Boston : Roberts Bros. 1877. [8vo. Vol. I. pp. viii.+380 ; 
Vol. II. pp. vi.+403.] 

The author of this memoir has filled many offices of public trust. His book on 
American Railroad Law is now considered authority upon that branch of legal know- 
ledge. He has contributed monographs on political and social questions, and is 
well known as a man of education and culture. Charles Sumner must have been 
well aware of the fitness of Mr. Pierce to become his literary executor, and the two 
ample volumes before us show that the self-imposed task has been performed by a 
loving heart and willing hands. 

After the publication of the life of Lord Macaulay, it was said by an eminent 
reviewer, that there never had been but three good biographies written — Boswell's 
Johnson, Lockhart's Scott, and Trevelyan's Macaulay. Be this as it may, it is cer- 
tain that no book of biography has been published in America which transcends in 
interest the recently issued memoirs of our great senator. The story of Macaulay 's 
life was vividly written, and intensely interesting, showing, in a clear and brilliant 
light, depths of feeling which we believed were foreign to his nature. The life of 
Sumner in this respect astonishes us still more. 

The first volume opens with an account of the Sumner family, and contains, duly 
credited, information with which the readers of this magazine are already familiar, 
and which had been carefully collected both in Old and New England, by gentle- 
men who are, or have been members of the New England Historic, Genealogical 
Society. The distinguished services of the grandfather of Charles Sumner, Major 
Job, in the revolutionary war, are then recited, and the narrator gives an interest- 
ing sketch of Charles Pinckney Sumner, the father of the senator, and for many 
years high-sheriff of Suffolk. Then we have the school and college career of Charles. 
Soon after, the interest in the book deepens. It is a time when the young man is 
forming his friendships, and the kindly letters written and received have been skil- 
fully culled by the author, and constitute the charm of the book. No admirer of 
Sumner would wish to curtail even a line. Through them we see, as through an 
open door, the beauty and the sweetness of heart of the young man, who was in 
later years to bear the undeserved reputation of being cold, selfish and unap- 
proachable. As the life of the great English historian and orator reveals the true, 
tender and loving heart of a friend and brother beneath the brilliant and flattered 
external life, so the life of the American senator and philanthropist, as displayed 
in his letters, throws a glory and halo around the early life of one who was as true 
in his love for his friends as a child, and who received with gratitude their love in re- 
turn. To us of the present day these memoirs show the man, not alone as we knew 
him, the worthy statesman, the polished orator, the daring leader of men, but in 
the freshness and innocence of youth, when his heart was warm and full, and ere 
he had been obliged to assume that cold and forbidding manner with which, to per- 
sons whose designs he did not fathom, to schemers and demagogues, he was obliged 
to surround himself as with steel armor. 

The friends of his youth were in time to become, like himself, men of distinction 
in the varied walks of literature. On the pages of the history of America's literary 
prominence, appear the names of Story and Greenleaf, Felton and Hillard, Long- 
fellow, Ticknor, Prescott, Adams, Bancroft and Choate, all of whom were the friends 
of Sumner, and all of whom have rendered the world better by their having lived 
in it. 

The latter part of the first and the first part of the second volume are devoted to 
the journal and letters of Sumner while abroad. The dream of his youth was at 
last accomplished — he visited the places in the old world famous in history, and 
made the acquaintance of the most celebrated men across the ocean. His opportu- 
nities for making friends seem to have been great, and wisely did he improve them. 
He met the most distinguished men in politics, science and literature. At times it 
seemed as if his journey was an ovation, so distinguishing and constant were the 
attentions paid him, and so hearty was the welcome extended to him. Many of the 
friendships thus formed lasted through life, and constant communication by letter 
and occasional visits served to keep up and cement friendships formed with the 
VOL. XXXII. 10* 

110 Booh Notices. [Jan. 

choicest minds of cultured Europe. Mr. Henry Reeve said of him : " He ranks 
among us (Englishmen) with those Americans whom we would most willingly 
recognize as our countrymen — Everett, Ticknor, Adams, Longfellow, Motley and 
Winthrop, all, I think, citizens of Massachusetts, and all equally welcome to Eng- 
land. In some respects Sumner was the most genial of them all." 

Mr. Pierce in his admirable narration, replete with foot notes, carries us with 
Mr. Sumner from England to the sunny southern lands, tells us of his life there, his 
return home, his prolessional life, and finally we close the second volume with his 
entrance into public life, the delivery of the oration before the city fathers on The 
True Grandeur of Nations. From this time the life of Charles Sumner belongs to 
the history of the country, and we look with eagerness for the remaining volumes. 

D. T. V. Huntoon. 

Second Report of the Record Commissioners of the City of Boston, 1877. [Seal.] 
Boston : Rockwell & Churchill, City Printers. 1877. [8vo. pp. 229.] 

The Second Report of the Record Commissioners is brief and interesting. It re- 
lates to the public records of the earliest period of Boston. It appears that all the mu- 
nicipal records of the town of Boston, from 1634 to 1822, when it became a city, are 
preserved and fill many volumes. The commissioners give a full bibliography of 
the histories, and historical sketches, of Boston, that have been written and printed 
to this time. This shows that Boston is still without a complete and adequate his- 
tory, although many writers have attempted it. 

The report is accompanied with " faithful transcripts of the two earliest volumes 
of records of the town of Boston, viz., of the first Book of Records proper and 
the Book of Possessions," in print. Both are of the greatest value and historical 
interest, especially the former. One shows how a political community, the first in 
wealth and population in New England, was governed in the days of Charles I. and 
the Commonwealth, and the other the names and possessions of the first inhabitants 
of this peninsula so long known as Boston. The first volume of town records covers 
the time between 1634 and 1660; and now being in print the record is preserved 
from any possibility of loss or destruction. 

These records are of no local or transient interest. They rank in value and his- 
torical interest above any other town records in New England. Wherever the fame 
of Boston and its puritan settlers extends, there may be found persons to read and 
appreciate these venerable records, the earliest of a great and famous commercial 
metropolis. It is to be hoped that the commissioners may be authorized to go on 
printing these records till a century, at least, be finished. 

If these valuable public records are to be printed in this cheap style, there need 
be no abridgement of the matter contained in them ; for the city will not fail by this 
draft on its treasury. The commissioners serve without pay. It is a shame for so 
rich and enlightened a city as Boston to issue its earliest municipal records in this 
manner, as if they were designed for some transient purpose. The town of Brook- 
line has recently set the example of printing its early records as they should be, on 
good paper with clear type. But the metropolis of English empire in America 
two centuries ago, and the metropolis of New England always, sees fit to present 
her aneient records to the world in the same dress she does an inconsiderable report 
from the most subordinate of her municipal departments. It cannot but make the 
judicious grieve to compare the scanty dress of these ancient records of Boston with 
the rich dress — gold and morocco — to say nothing of the difference in the quality of 
paper and printing, of some official reports and other matters of local and tempo- 
rary interest which come from the City Hall. That reform in the city government 
is required, may be predicated from this circumstance alone. 

The commissioners have none too soon given notice to the mayor of the sad condi- 
tion of the files of the ancient courts held in Suffolk County, now lying in moulder- 
ing masses in the clerk's office of the Superior Court. In other ancient counties in 
this commonwealth the court files of this period have been placed in volumes for 
security, preservation, and above all, for use. Many papers in these Suffolk files 
relate to public affairs in Maine and New Hampshire while under the jurisdiction 
of Massachusetts Bay. 

Messrs. Whitmore and Appleton, the commissioners, have shown intelligent ap- 
preciation of the ancient manuscript records of Boston, and have wisely selected the 
earliest for publication. 

A full index to all names and places mentioned in these two printed volumes, adds 
immensely to their usefulness. 0. W. Tuttle. 

1878.] Booh Notices, 111 

Annals of the Town of Warren, in Knox County, Maine, with the Early History of 
St. George's, Broadbay, and the Neighboring Settlements on the Waldo Patent. 
By Cyrus Eaton, A.M. Second Edition. Masters and Livermore, Hallo well : 
1877. [12 mo. pp. 680. Price, $3.50, to which the postage, 16 cts. must be 
added when sent by mail. Address, Miss Laura E. Eaton, Warren, Knox Co., 

In 1851, the late Mr. Eaton, of Warren, issued the first edition of this work. It 
was the result of careful searches and journeys for more than twenty years, during 
several of which he had been entirely blind. The book was pronounced by competent 
judges the best American town history that had then appeared ; and, certainly, we 
cannot remember a superior among the predecessors of this work. Afterwards, he 
compiled a " History of Thomaston, Rockland, and South Thomaston," which was 
published in two good sized duodecimo volumes, which proved equally deserving of 
praise. In his labors upon these works he was aided by his daughter, Emily, who 
had long been an invalid. She acted as his amanuensis and aided him in his 
researches, for she inherited a true love of local and family history. Mr. Eaton 
died three years ago (ante, xxix. 222). His daughter having, by keeping a journal 
of events in the vicinity, prepared herself for the work, undertook the task of 
editing a new edition of the Annals of Warren, and bringing the narrative down to 
the present time, a period of over a quarter of a century. The result is now before 
us. Miss Eaton has made important additions to the original work, all of which, as 
well as all changes, are properly indicated. The genealogies have been thoroughly 
revised and brought down to this day. 

It would be easy to write a long and full notice of this very valuable work, far 
beyond what our space would allow, but we must refer our readers to the book itself, 
which contains a faithful account of the early voyages in that region, and particularly 
a most truthful and particular account of the settlements there and in that vicinity ; 
and a touching account of the trials and privations which the settlers of that part of 
Maine suffered, for more than half a century, from the Indian wars, the revolutionary 
war, the difficulties about land-titles and other causes. 

The book was originally written and this edition has been carried through the 
press under circumstances the most trying and discouraging which could possibly be 
conceived. It was the daughter's intention to have printed in this edition the fine 
biography of her father, by his friend the veteran author, John Langdon Sibley, but 
she reluctantly relinquished the idea from the fear of too great pecuniary risk. 

And now let us add that during the past year the manifold labors of Miss Eaton 
had so completely exhausted the poor worn out invalid, that in her last brief letter 
to the writer she stated that she could hardly expect to finish the work. But she 
did live to complete her labor on the work ; though not long after the last sheets 
issued from the press, she passed to a better world. She will suffer no more. And 
now the name of Emily Eaton, like her father's, is crowned with honor, as that of 
one who through great suffering, but with a wonderful energy, has done much for 
the local history of Maine and its people. Frederic Kidder. 

The American Library Journal (Monthly). Managing Editor, Melvil Dewey. Bib' 
liography, Charles A. Cutter. Pseudonyms and Anonyms, James L. Whitney. 
General Editor, R. R. Bowker. Journal of the American Library Association. 
Vol. I. (September, 1876— August, 1877.) New York : F. Leypoldt, Publisher. 
1877. [4to. pp. xv.-H58.] 

One of the most important of the several gatherings of specialists at Philadelphia, 
during the Centennial International Exposition, in 1876, was the "Conference of 
Librarians," which assembled in the rooms of the Historical Society of Pennsylva- 
nia, on Wednesday, Oct. 4, 1876, and continued its sessions till the following Fri- 
day. One of the results of this conference was the organization of the American 
Library Association, of which the periodical before us is the organ. A meeting 
of the Library Association was held last year in the building of the Young Men's 
Christian Association, in New York city, its sessions beginning Tuesday, Sept. 4, 
1877, and ending Thursday the 6th. 

Another " Conference of Librarians " was held last autumn at London, its ses- 
sions being from the 2d to the 0th of October. Some of the principal librarians in 
the United States attended this conference and took part in its deliberations. The 
proceedings at the Philadelphia conference and the essays read there, are printed in 
the volume of the American Library Journal, now before us, while the proceedings 
at the meetings in New York and London have appeared in subsequent numbers of 
this work. 

112 Booh Notices. [Jan. 

At the beginning of the second volume of the American Library Journal, the pre- 
fix " American " was dropped, and it is now called the " Library Journal." This 
periodical promises to be of much assistance to librarians, both lessening their labors 
and making them more efficient. 

Measures have been started at the several conferences to prepare a revised edition 
of Poole's " Index to Periodical Literature," continued to the present time, the 
want of which is so much felt. While on this subject, we would remark that we 
cannot understand upon what principle the committee in charge of this matter pro- 
pose to omit the word " Historical " in the title of this periodical, and adopt as an 
abbreviation of its title, " IS. E. Gen. Ret;/ 1 If " N. E. Hist. & Gen. Reg." is 
too long to print, " Hist. & Gen. Reg." certainly is not. We hope they have been 
more careful with other titles. 

The London conference has led to the formation of an " Index Society " in Eng- 
land, which promises valuable results ; and the discussions at the several conferences 
will no doubt result in perfecting our library catalogues and bibliographical trea- 
tises ; and otherwise making our libraries more useful. We learn that our country- 
man, Col. Joseph L. Chester, LL.D., has accepted an invitation to join the commit- 
tee of management of the " Index Society." J. W. Dean. 

The History of Massachusetts from the Landing of the Pilgrims to the Present Time: 
including a Narrative of the Persecutions by State and Church in England; the 
Early Voyages to North America ; the Explorations of the Early Settlers ; their 
Hardships, Sufferings and Conflicts with the Savages; the Rise of Colonial Power ; 
the Birth of Independence; the Formation of the Commonwealth, and the Gradual 
Progress of the State from its Earliest Infancy to its present High Position. By 
George Lowell Austin. Boston : B. B. Russell, 55 Cornhill ; Estes & Lauriat, 
301 Washington St. 1876. [8vo. pp. xviii.-f 578.] 

This is a very useful book. It contains in a moderate compass a synopsis of the 
history of our commonwealth which will be useful to those who wish to inform 
themselves of the main facts in the history of a state rich in historic memories. It 
is a compilation from the standard histories of Massachusetts brought down to the 
present time. It is the only history of this state that includes a narrative of what 
was done in and by the state during the late civil war. 

We notice that the author gives the story of the alleged attack on Hadley by the 
Indians and the appearance of the regicide Gofle as a leader in defence of the village, 
without an intimation that this story has been doubted ; whereas our pages {ante, 
xxviii. 378-91) furnish strong, and we think convincing evidence that there was no 
attack on Hadley at that time, and, consequently, no appearance of a mysterious 

The volume is embellished with eight steel engravings, namely : a view of the 
Evacuation of Boston, and portraits of Samuel and John Adams, Daniel Webster, 
Edward Everett, Charles Sumner, John A. Andrew and Henry Wilson. It is well 
printed and has a good index. j. w. d. 

Missions and Missionary Bishoprics in the American Church. A Paper read before 
the Church Congress , held at Stoke-upon-Trent, Eng., October, 1875. By William 
Stevens Perry, D.D. Privately printed. 1877. [Royal 8vo. pp. 8.] 

Bishop Perry has a more thorough knowledge of the history of the Episcopal 
church in America than any other person within our knowledge. In this able, 
though brief, paper, he traces the history of Episcopal missions in this country, 
dwelling particularly upon the labors of the missionary bishops. He shows clearly 
the wisdom of consecrating these bishops. J. w. d. 

The Life and Services of Gov. Samuel Ward, of Rhode Island, a Member of the Con- 
tinental Congress in 1774, 1775 and 1776. By his Great-Grandson, John Ward, 
of New York. Providence, R. I. : J. A. & R. A. Reid, Printers. 1877. [4to. 
pp. 12.] 

This sketch of the life of Gov. Ward, a patriot of the revolution, was read by the 
author, Dec. 19, 1876, before the Rhode Island Historical Society, and was printed 
in the Providence Journal on the 25th of that month, In preparing it the author 
has made use of letters and documents collected by his late uncle, Richard R. Ward, 
since the appearance of Prof. Gammell's life of Gov. Ward in Sparks's " Ameri- 
can Biography." It is a valuable addition to our revolutionary history, j. w. d. 

1878.] Booh Notices. 113 

Genealogical Notes : Containing the Pedigree of the Thomas Family of Maryland, 
and of the following connected Families: Snowden — Buckley — Lawrence — Chew — 
Ellicott — Hopkins — Johnson — Rutherford — Fairfax — Shieffelin — Tyson and others. 
Illustrated by Views and Coats of Arms. By Lawrence Buckley Thomas. Balti- 
more : Lawrence B. Thomas. 1877. [4to. pp. 197. Edition, 200 copies. Price, 
in cloth, $4; half morocco, $5; full turkey, $7.50.] 

A Supplement to the History and Genealogy of the Davenport Family in England 
and America. . . . Published in 1851 and Continued to 1876. By Amzi Bene- 
dict Davenport (of the Twenty- Fourth Generation), Corresponding Member of 
the New England Historic, Genealogical Society ; Life Member of the Long Island 
Historical Society. [Motto.] Printed for the Family. Stamford, Conn. 1876. 
[12mo. pp. 432.] 

The Burr age Memorial. A Genealogical History of the Descendants of John Burr age, 
who settled in Charlestown. Mass., in 1637. By Alvah A. Burrage. [Arms and 
motto.] Boston : Alfred Mudge and Son, Printers, No. 34 School street. 1877. 
[8vo. pp. 265.] 

Tuck Genealogy. Robert Tuck, of Hampton, N. H., and his Descendants. 1638- 
1877. By Joseph Dow. Boston : Printed for Private Distribution. Press of 
David Clapp & Son. 1877. [8vo. pp. 138.] 

Genealogy of the Gillson and Jillson Family. Collected and Compiled by David 
Jillson, South Attleboro', Mass. [Motto.] Central Falls: E. L. Freeman & 
Co., Book and Job Printers, Union Block. 1876. [8vo. pp. 266.] 

Bartow Genealogy : Containing every one of the Name of Bar stow descended from 

Doctor Thomas Bartow, who was Living at Crediton in England, A. D. 1672. 

With References to the Books where any of the Name is mentioned. By E. B. 

Baltimore : Innes & Company, Printers and Binders. 1875. [8vo. pp. 60. | 
Parry Family Records. (Private Edition.) Philadelphia: Daniel C. Ryan, Printer, 

134 South Fourth St. 1877. [12mo. pp. 34.] 

Records of Some of the Descendants of George and Maturin Ricker, who were Early 
at Dover, N. H. ; and who were Killed by the Indians, June 4, 1706. Compiled by 
William B. Lapham, M.D., Editor of the Maine Genealogist and Biographer. 
Augusta, Me. : Sprague, Owen & Nash, Printers. 1877. [8vo. pp. 20.] 

Genealogy of the Mann Family. By Rev. Joel Mann. [12mo. pp. 24.] 

The Thomas pedigree is a valuable addition to American genealogy. We are pleased 
to see this and other evidence that the people of Maryland are beginning to take 
more interest in preserving in print a record of the lives of their ancestors. The 
author states that the principal sources from which the facts in this volume are 
derived are these four, viz. : " the Record Commission of Great Britain, containing 
calendars of State Papers, and in some instances full reprints of the same ; the 
papers at the office of the Registry of Wills in Annapolis, Md. ; the manuscript 
records of the society of Friends in Maryland; and family bibles." The Thomas 
family, the principal one in this book, is descended from Philip, son of Evan Tho- 
mas, who emigrated to Maryland as early as 1652. The pedigrees of over fifty 
families are contained in the book, with biographical sketches of much value and 
interest. It is printed in an elegant quarto, on heavy tinted paper and embel- 
lished with six full page and seventeen smaller illustrations — views, coats of arms, 

The book on the Davenport Family is a reprint of a portion of the work issued in 
1851 and noticed in the Register for October of that year (ante, v. 469). The 
quarter of a century which elapsed between the publication of the two books brought 
to the knowledge of Mr. Davenport many new facts and unpublished documents, 
which he has incorporated here, making the supplementary volume larger than the 
original work. Though called a *' supplement," the book is complete in itself, the 
omissions not affecting the continuity of the genealogy. It is embellished with 
numerous engravings, and is well printed and indexed. 

The Burrage Memorial makes a beautiful volume, being well printed and on fine 
paper. It is carefully compiled and well arranged and indexed. One peculiarity 
of the book is that the biographical as well as the historical part of the work is 
given first, and is printed in large type. It is in narrative form. The genealogy 
proper is confined to statistics, and is appended to the body of the work in smaller 
type. The author, the Hon. Alvah A. Burrage, of Boston, deserves much credit for 

114 Booh Notices. [Jan. 

the skill and taste with which he has got out the work, as well as for his labor in 
compiling it. It is embellished with photographic portraits and other illustrations. 

The Tuck family to which the next oook is devoted is not a numerous one, and the 
record here preserved is probably more complete than most genealogies. The emi- 
grant ancestor, Robert Tuck, came from Gorlston in Suffolk, England. One of his 
sons remained in England, and to this fortunate circumstance are we indebted for 
documents which clearly fix the place from which he came. A very interesting 
letter descriptive of Gorlston, from the Hon. Amos Tuck, who visited it some years 
ago, is here printed. The compiler of this book, Joseph Dow, A.M., delivered in 
1838, at Hampton, N. EL, the hive of this family, an historical address commemo- 
rating the two hundredth anniversary of the settlement of that town, and, for many 
years, he has been collecting materials for its history. No one better prepared to 
compile this work could be found. To the liberality of the Hon. Amos Tuck, of 
Exeter, N. H., and his son Edward Tuck, of New York city, are we, in part, indebted 
for this work, for they have " generously assumed the payment of all expenses that 
will not be covered by the sale at a price much below the actual cost, of a portion 
of the three hundred copies printed." 

Mr. Jillson 's book gives the descendants of James Gillson and Joseph Jillson, both 
of whom are found in New England in the middle of the seventeenth century, the 
former having settled in Rehoboth in the Plymouth colony and the latter in Groton 
in the Massachusetts colony. A large portion of the posterity of the former bear 
the name of Jillson, to which their name was early changed. The work has occu- 
pied much of the author's time for the last three years, and he has succeeded in 
making an excellent book. It is well indexed. 

The Bartow genealogy is compiled by the Rev. Evelyn Bartow, of Baltimore, 
Md. The family is descended from Dr. Thomas Bartow, of Crediton, England, 
whose son, the Rev. John Bartow, a graduate of Cambridge University, came to 
this country in 1702, under the auspices of the Society for the Propagation of the 
Gospel, and became the first rector of St. Peter's church, Westchester, N. Y. The 
author supposes the name to be a corruption of the French surname, Bertaut. An 
appendix contains brief genealogies of a few families that have intermarried into 
the Bartow family, viz. : Pell, Reid, Stevenson, Ryder, Pierrepont and Constable. 
A steel portrait of Edgar J. Bartow embellishes the work. 

The Parry genealogy relates to the descendants of Thomas Parry, born in Wales 
about 1680, who emigrated from Wales and settled in Pennsylvania, in what is now 
Montgomery county. Appended are biographical sketches and interesting items 
concerning the name. The compiler is George R. Parry, M.D., of Philadelphia. 

Dr. Lapham's pamphlet on the Ricker family contains nearly four hundred 
descendants of the two brothers named in the title-page. Like all the author's pro- 
ductions it is prepared in a thorough manner. Dr. Lapham is doing much to diffuse 
a taste for genealogical studies in Maine. 

The Mann genealogy is by the Rev. Joel Mann, of New Haven, Ct. An article 
on the descendants of Samuel Man of Wrentham, by the late Hon. George W. 
Messinger, was printed in the Register, xiii. 325-8 ; 364-5. Several pages are 
given in this pamphlet to the descendants of Richard Mann of Scituate, but it is 
chiefly devoted to the descendants of Nathaniel, son of the Wrentham minister, who 
is said to have settled in what is now Mansfield, Conn. The statement that the town 
was named in his honor cannot be true ; for it was incorporated by that name in 
1702, two years before Nathaniel 2 Man was born. Barber states that the town was 
named for Moses Mansfield. J. w. d. 

The Campaigns of Lieut. Gen. John Burgoyne and the Expedition of Lieut. Cot. 

Barry St. Leger. By William L. Stone Albany, N. Y. : Joel Munsell. 

1877. [12mo. pp. 461.] 
The Burgoyne Campaign; an Address delivered on the Battle-Field on the One 

Hundredth Celebration of the Battle of Bemis Heights, September 19, 1877. By 

John Austin Stevens. New York : Anson D. F. Randolph & Co., 900 Broadway. 

1877. [8vo. pp. 42.] 

The third year of the centenary of the American Revolution, like the previous 
years, furnished important events to be commemorated in the localities where they 
occurred. The recurrence of these anniversaries has brought out monographs of more 
or less extent. Probably the most important event in the year 1777 was the cam- 
paign of Gen. Burgoyne which ended with his capture at Saratoga. To this and 
the expedition of Lieut. Col. St. Leger, to cooperate with Burgoyne, the volume of 
Mr. Stone is devoted. 

1878.] Booh Notices. 115 

In regard to the battle of Saratoga or Bemis's Heights, the author says : " It is only 
within a comparatively short period that the historian has been enabled to write of 
that event with clearness and accuracy. While authentic materials on the American 
side are abundant, loose and hurried reports of the prisoners taken at the time, and 
the biassed testimony of interested parties, have formed, in a large measure, the basis 
for a narration of the strategic movements of the English and German troops. 
Fortunately these impediments are now removed." In preparing his book, Mr. Stone 
has made use of the recent German works on the subject, the new Life of Gen. 
Burgoyne by Fonblanque, and various other authorities. Half of the volume is 
devoted to an appendix of matters connected with Burgoyne and his campaign. A 
full index is given. The book is a valuable compilation, and we hope that it will 
meet with a rapid sale. 

The address at the celebration of the battle of Bemis's Heights is by the accom- 
plished editor of the "Magazine of American History." It is a critical and able 
review of the history of Burgoyne's campaign. In the capture of that general, Mr. 
Stevens has good reason for feeling a family pride, for his grandfather, Col. Ebenezer 
Stevens, of the Continental army, " directed, as major commandant of the artillery 
of the Northern Department, the operations of that arm of the service which in 
a great measure contributed to and secured the final success of the American 
troops." j. w. d. 

The Lives of the American Evangelists, Dwight Lyman Moody and Ira David Sankey, 
together with an Account of their Labors in Great Britain and America ; and also 
a Sketch of the Lives of Philip P. Bliss and Eben Tourjee. By the Rev. Elias 
Nason, Author of "Life of Henry Wilson," "Life of Charles Sumner," etc. 
[Mottoes.] Boston: Published by B. B. Russell, 55 Cornhill. 1877. 112 mo. 
pp. 360.J 

"One of the most remarkable steps in the progress of Christianity to be recorded 
during this present age," says the author of the work before us, "is, that two 
young men, of but limited education, have arisen from amongst the people, and by 
dedicating themselves solely to the service of God, and proclaiming his truth in the 
simplicity of faith, have succeeded, both in Great Britain as well as in America, in 
awakening the attention of millions, not only of the illiterate, but also of the 
intelligent, to the reality of religion, and to an aspiration for a higher and a holier 
life. Such was the aim and such the result of the labors of the two evangelists, 
Dwight Lyman Moody and Ira David Sankey, who are now heralding, with a suc- 
cess far greater than that of the Wesleys or of George Whitefield, the glad tidings 
of salvation to their fellow-men. Without learning, without pretension, without 
ordination even, these two earnest men, wHh an eye single to the Master's service, 
move the^ minds of the multitudes, as the winds the waves of the ocean, and send 
forth an influence that reaches round and round the globe." 

The Rev. Mr. Nason 's life of these two remarkable men is, like his previous books, 
a very interesting work. He has the faculty of making every subject he touches 
attractive. The early life of Mr. Moody, derived from relatives and early acquaint- 
ances, is very full, and shows the obstacles to self-improvement he overcame and the 
gradual development of his wonderful power. 

In this volume are also included biographical sketches of Philip P. Bliss, the 
author and composer of many of the songs "joyous, bright and hopeful," which 
have produced so powerful an effect at the immense revival meetings of the two 
evangelists ; and Eben Tourjee, the founder of the New England Conservatory of 
Music, who was the musical director of the services at the Tabernacle meetings of 
Moody and Sankey in Boston. Appended are an historical sketch of " Sacred Song 
in Evangelism ; " and a selection of " Choice Sayings, Incidents, Stories and Illus- 
trations of Mr. Moody." 

The book is embellished with steel portraits of Messrs. Moody, Sankey, Bliss and 
Tourjee; and of Mrs. Bliss, also an author of popular religious songs. It is illus- 
trated by other engravings. j. w. d. 

Annals of Calais, Maine, and St. Stephen, New Brunswick ; including the Village 
of Milltown, Me., and the present Town of Milltown, N. B. By Rev. I. C. 
Knowlton. Calais: J. A. Sears, Printer. 1875. [12 mo. pp. 208.] 

This little volume gives a history of the places named in the title-page. Calais 
is not quite a century old, having been settled in 1779, and St. Stephen is five years 
younger. The work seems to have been prepared with care, and has a short ap- 
pendix devoted to genealogy. j. w. d. 

116 Booh Notices. [Jan. 

The Historical Magazine and Notes and Queries concerning the Antiquities, History 
and Biography of America. April, 1875. Morrisania, N. Y. : Henry B. Dawson. 
|Sm. 4to. Published monthly, 64 pages to a number. Price $5 a year or 75 cts. 
a number.] 

Essex Institute Historical Collections. Vol. XIV. Part II. April, 1877. Salem : 
Printed for the Essex Institute. 1877. [8vo. Published quarterly, 72 pages 
to a number. Price, $3 a year.] 

The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record. Devoted to the Interests of 
American Genealogy and Biography. Issued Quarterly. [Seal.] October, 1877. 
[8vo. The quarterly numbers contain 48 pages each. Price, $2 a year.] 

Potter' 's American Monthly. An Illustrated Magazine of History, Literature, Sci- 
ence and Art. [Medallion portrait.] John E. Potter & Co. Philadelphia. Dec. 
1877. [Sm.4to. The monthly numbers contain 40 pages each. Price, $3 a year.] 

The Maine Genealogist and Biographer. A Quarterly Journal. William B. Lap- 
ham, Editor. June, 1877. [Contents and Motto.] Augusta, Me. : Printed for 
the Society by Sprague, Owen & Nash. [1877. 8vo. The quarterly numbers 
contain from 32 to 44 pages each. Price, $1.50 a year.] 

The Magazine of American History, with Notes and Queries. Edited by John Aus- 
tin Stevens, Librarian of the New York Historical Society. December, 1877. 
Published by A. S. Barnes & Co. New York and Chicago. [1877. Sm. 4to. 
Published Monthly, 64 pages to a number. Price, $5 a year.] 

The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, No. 3 of Vol. 1. [Motto.] 
Philadelphia : Publication Fund of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 820 
Spruce Street. 1877. [8vo. Four numbers a year, each number containing 120 
pages. Price, $3 a year.] 

Twenty-one years ago, when the Historical Magazine was commenced, the Regis- 
ter was the only periodical then published, in this country, specially devoted either 
to history or genealogy. Now there are six periodicals which make a specialty 
of one or the other of these subjects, or both of them. The title of the latest 
number of each of these magazines, which had been received by us when this article 
went to press, are given above. The works having all been noticed in the Register, 
and some of them having been noticed many times, this article will not touch upon 
their merits, but merely give a few items concerning the history of the several 

The Historical Magazine was projected in October, 1856, and the first number ap- 
peared near the middle of January, 1857, since which twenty-three volumes and parts 
of volumes have been published. The} 7 are divided into series of ten volumes each. 
The first series of ten annual volumes (1857 to 1866) is complete. Of the second 
series, nine semi-annual volumes (1867 to 1871) are complete, and two numbers 
(July and August, 1871) of the tenth volume are published, leaving only four num- 
bers to complete the series. Of the third series, two semi-annual volumes (1872-3) 
are complete, and four numbers (January, February, March, 1874, and April, 1875) 
of the third volume are published. The first fourteen numbers of the magazine 
(Jan. 1857, to Feb. 1858) were edited by John Ward Dean, who was assisted on 
the number for January, 1857, by William H. Whitmore, A.M. The next ten 
numbers (March to Dec. 1858), completing the second volume, were edited by the 
Hon. George Folsom, LL.D. The eighty-four following numbers, making seven 
complete volumes (Jan. 1859, to Dec. 1865) were edited by John Gilmary Shea, 
LL.D. The next six numbers, one half of volume ten of the first series (Jan. to 
June, 1866) were edited by Henry R. Stiles, M.D. Since then (July, 1866, to April, 
1875) the magazine has been edited by the present proprietor, Henry Barton Daw- 
son, Esq., excepting six numbers (July to December, 1868), which were edited for 
him severally by his friends, the Rev. E. H. Gillett, D.D., the Hon. Horatio G. 
Jones, William H. Whitmore, A.M., Capt. William F. Goodwin, U.S.A., Col. 
Theodorus B. Myers and John W. Dean. 

The Historical Collections of the Essex Institute was commenced in April, 1859. 
Thirteen volumes have been completed, and two numbers of the fourteenth volume 
have been issued. 

The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record was commenced in January, 
1870, and has been regularly issued since, the last number completing the eighth 
annual volume. 

Potters American Monthly was commenced in January, 1872, with the title of 
the American Historical Record, which name it bore three years (1872 to 1874), 

1878.] Booh Notices. 117 

during all which time it was edited by Benson J. Lossing, LL.D. In January, 
1875, it was enlarged in size, and a portion of its pages were devoted to tales and 
other popular literature. It then took its present name, and was placed under the 
editorship of J. Harned Morris, Esq., who was succeeded by the present editor, T. 
Hood Stevens, Esq. During the three years that the work has borne its present 
title, two volumes have been reckoned to a year, and the volumes have been num- 
bered as a continuation of the Record, the numbers for 1877 making volumes eight 
and nine. 

The Maine Genealogist and Biographer was commenced in September, 1875, and 
has been issued quarterly in September, December, March and June, Eight num- 
bers, making two annual volumes, have been issued. Dr. Lapham has edited the 
work from the beginning. 

The Magazine of American History was commenced last January, and the De- 
cember number, just issued, completes the first volume. Title-pages are furnished 
for binding the volume in two parts. Mr. Stevens has been the editor from the start. 

The Pennsylvania Magazine was commenced last May, and three of the four 
numbers which are promised in a year, have already appeared. The editor is Fred- 
erick D. Stone, Esq., the librarian of the Pennsylvania Historical Society. 

J. W. D. 

A Memorial of Fitz- Greene Halleck : a Description of the Dedication of the Monu- 
ment erected to his Memory at Guilford, Connecticut ; and of the Proceedings con- 
nected with the Unveiling of the Poet's Statue in the Central Park, New York. 
'•No poet hath died and received such tribute in America." Printed for the 
Committee by Amerman & Wilson, 1 Park Place, New York. 1877. [Imp. 8vo. 
pp. 72.] 

The monument erected over the grave of Halleck, in Guilford, we are told by Mr. 
Butler, is " the first public token of respect ever reared to the memory of an Ameri- 
can poet ;" while his statute in New York " is the first ever set in a public place 
in like commemoration." The monument was dedicated in 1869, on the poet's 
birth-day, July 8th. The statue was publicly unveiled by President Hayes, May 
15, 1877. At the former celebration, Bayard Taylor delivered the principal address, 
and Oliver Wendell Holmes furnished a poem to the poet's memory. On the latter 
occasion, William Cullen Bryant took part in the proceedings, William Allan 
Butler delivered the principal address, and John Greenleaf Whittier furnished a 

Besides the addresses, poems and letters on these occasions from men of eminence 
or note who availed themselves of the privilege of paying a tribute to the memory 
of this genial and graceful poet, we have in this book lists of the subscribers to the 
statue ; of the portraits of Halleck ; of articles, addresses, &c, on him ; and of the 
various editions of his writings. 

The volume is finely printed, and is embellished with a portrait of Halleck and 
views of the monument and statue. J. w. d. 

Proceedings of the Semi- Centennial Reunion of the Officers, Teachers and Students 
of Mexico Academy. Incorporated April 13, 1826. Anniversary Aug. 23, 24, 
1876. W. G. Chaffe, Stenographer. Camden, N. Y. : Published by W. C. 
Stone. 1877. [8vo. pp. 164.] 

Many distinguished men have been educated at this academy. It is located at 
Mexico, N. Y., and was incorporated in 1826, as the " Rensselaer Oswego Academy ;" 
but in 1845 its name was changed to the " Mexico Academy." Its semi-centenary 
was commemorated Aug. 23 and 24, 1876, five sessions being held on those two 
days. Many speeches were made by persons who had been educated at or were 
otherwise connected with the institution. Some told what the academy had done 
for the several professions, and others treated of the several decades of its history, 
while the history of the town and region of country in which it is situated was not 
neglected. Much biography is here preserved. The occasion seems to have been a 
pleasant and instructive one. J. w. d. 

Chronological Tables of the Bible. By Geo. R. Mallory. Miller & Lockwood, 
Katonah, New York. 1877. [8vo. pp. 14. Price 25 cents, or $16 per hundred. 
Address, George R. Mallory, Croton Falls, Westchester county, N. Y.] 

This is a valuable compilation, and will be found useful in studying Bible history. 

J. W. D. 

118 Booh Notices. [Jan. 

Sketches of the Early History of the City of Raleigh. Centennial Address, Fourth 
of July, 1876. By Hon. Kemp P. Battle. Delivered at the request of the Board 
of Aldermen. Raleigh : The Raleigh .News Steam Job Print. 1877. [8vo. pp. 

An Historical Address delivered in Scituate, Rhode Island, July 4th, 1876, at the re~ 
quest of the Town Authorities. By C. C. Beaman. Phenix : Capron & Campbell j 
Steam Book and Job Printers. 1877. [8vo. pp. 59+8.] 

Celebration of the One Hundredth Anniversary of the Declaration of Independence 
of the United States of America, held at Bradford, Mass., July 4th, 1876. Haver- 
hill : Gazette Book and Job Printing Office. [8vo. pp. 44.] 

Historical Address delivered before the Citizens of Waltham, July 4, 1876. By Jo- 
siah Butter. With an Account of the Celebration of the Day. [Waltham : Wal- 
tham Free Press Office.] 1877. [8vo. pp. 29.] 

The Colonial and Revolutionary History of Haverhill. A Centennial Oration deli- 
vered before the City Government and Citizens of Haverhill, July 4, 1876. By John 
Crowell, M.D. Haverhill : Gazette Print, Exchange Building, Water Street. 
1877. [18mo. pp. 38.] 

We continue from former numbers our notices of local historical addresses deli- 
vered on the one hundredth anniversary of the declaration of independence. 

Mr. Battle's address furnishes us with a good history of .Raleigh, the capital of 
North Carolina, and of Wake county, of which it is the shire-town. The county 
was incorporated May 22, 1771, and the first court was held on the 4th of June, in 
a log building, in a place called Bloomsbury, but subsequently known as Wake 
Court House. The place continued to be so named till 1794, when it became the 
seat of the state government, and received the name of Raleigh. North Carolina 
had a migratory capital till this time, and Mr. Battle gives a narrative of the delays 
and difficulties in locating the state capital, owing to jealousies of different sections. 

The Rev. Mr. Beaman's address is devoted to an historical sketch of Scituate, 
R. I., for preparing which the author's long familiarity with his subject well fitted 
him. In 1855, while pastor of the congregational church in that town, he wrote a 
series of historical sketches of Scituate and Foster, which were published in the 
Providence Journal. These and the pamphlet before us, are all that to our know- 
ledge has been printed relative to the history of this town. An appendix gives 
full lists of the town officers, and the deputies, senators and representatives in the 
state legislature from 1730 to 1836. 

The oration at Bradford was by Harrison E. Chadwick, Esq. It gives a succinct 
history of the town, which is noted for the excellent academy located there, at which 
some eminent personages received their education. 

Mr. Butter's address at Waltham is also devoted to the history of the town. Wal- 
tham was at one time the most notable manufacturing town in the state, and is now 
the seat of an extensive manufactory of watches, a pioneer in the use of complicated 
machinery in this business. 

Haverhill, the birth-place of the poet Whittier, to whose history the next oration 
is devoted, is a much older town than the others, and not so new a field of research, 
two good histories of it having been printed before, whereas no history of Scitu- 
ate, Bradford nor Waltham, and we believe none of Raleigh, has appeared. The 
annals of Haverhill, however, are full of thrilling incidents, particularly when it 
was a frontier town and suffered from Indian barbarities ; and Dr. Crowell has pro- 
duced a most interesting work. 

These five pamphlets are important additions to the local history of New Eng- 
land. J. w. D. 

Robert Morris, the Financier of the American Revolution. A Sketch. By Charles 
Henry Hart. . . . Philadelphia. 1877. [8vo. pp. 15.] 

This is one of the series of memoirs of persons whose names are associated with 
Independence Hall, Philadelphia, read at the Congress of Authors, held in that hall, 
July 1, 1876, to commemorate the centenary of the adoption of the "resolutions 
respecting independency " {ante, xxx. 461). These memoirs are now in the course 
of publication in the "Pennsylvania Magazine," and this pamphlet is reprinted 
from that periodical. In compiling the paper, Mr. Hart has used unpublished 
material in his possession, from which he will draw more largely in his " Memoir of 
Robert Morris," announced in this number (ante, p. 96), which promises to be a 
highly valuable work, especially the part which relates to the Finances of the 
Revolution. j. w. d. 

1878.] Book Notices. 119 

Memoir of Col. Jonathan Eddy, of Eddington, Me. : With some Account of the 
Eddy Family and of the Early Settlers on the Penobscot River. By Joseph W. 
Porter, of Burlington, Me. Augusta : Sprague, Owen & Nash, Printers. 1877. 
[8vo. pp. 72.] 

This is a companion volume for Mr. Kidder's book entitled, " Military Operations 
in Eastern Maine during the Revolution," noticed in the Register for October, 
1867 (ante, xxi. 389), which book on its publication was hailed as a new revelation 
of the history of Maine in the revolution. Col. Eddy was a rival of Col. John Allan 
(ante, xxx. 353), whose journals and letters are the foundation of Mr. Kidder's 

A year or two ago, the Hon. Joseph W. Porter, the author of this book, disco- 
vered the very valuable papers of Col. Eddy ; and on the third of May, 1876, he 
made them the basis of some interesting remarks before the New England His- 
toric, Genealogical Society (ante, xxxi. 120). These papers throw additional light 
on the revolutionary history of Maine. From them and other materials obtained by 
his researches, Mr. Porter has compiled a very valuable life of Col. Eddy. In the 
author's investigations his well known perseverance has been rewarded with unu- 
sual success. 

A good genealogy of the Eddy family, descended from William Eddye, vicar of 
St. Dunstan's, Cranbrook, Kent, England, 1589-1616, adds greatly to the value of 
the volume. Much matter illustrating the revolutionary and early history of the 
Penobscot valley is also given. j. w. d. 

Early Settlers of Harrison, Me., with an Historical Sketch of the Settlement, Pro- 
gress and Present Condition of the Town. By Rev. G. T. Ridlon. Skowhegan : 
Kilby & Woodbury, Printers. 1877. [8vo. pp. 138. Price, $1. Address the 
author, Harrison, Me.] 

The town of Harrison, Maine, was incorporated March 8, 1805, the territory be- 
in °j taken from Bridgeton and Otisfield. It was named in honor of Harrison Gray 
Otis. After a sketch of the history of the town and a poem, " Our Pioneer Family," 
in which the names of the early settlers are introduced, together making one-sixth 
of the book, the remainder is devoted to the genealogy of upwards of sixty families. 

The author has made a very useful book. j. w. d. 

The Genealogist. Edited by George W. Marshall, LL.D., Fellow of the Society of 
Antiquaries. November, 1877. London : Golding & Lawrence, 55 Great Russell 
St., Bloomsbury, W. C. Mitchell & Hughes, 24 Wardens Street, W. [8vo. 
Published Monthly, 32 pages in a number. Price, 1 shilling each.] 

Since this work has been changed from a quarterly to a monthly publication, five 
numbers, namely, those for July, August, September, October and November, 1877, 
have been received. They contain articles on the families of Levison, Rainsford, 
Trafford, Trevelyn, Tyndale, Udney, Willoughby and Younghusband ; portions of 
the visitation of Northumberland ; extracts from the registers of Colyweston and 
Ecton ; Notes and Queries ; notices of genealogical books : and other articles of 
interest to the genealogist and antiquary. 

Much that will interest American genealogists will be found in these numbers. 
The Notes and Query department furnishes a good medium to bring to the attention 
of English genealogists queries which our readers wish answered. j. w. d. 

The History of Shefford, Civil, Ecclesiastical, Biographical and Statistical. By 
C. Thomas. Montreal : Printed by Lovell Printing and Publishing Co. 1877. 
[12mo. pp. 152.] 

Shefford county, Canada, in which is situated the township of Shefford, to whose 
history this book is devoted, lies directly north of Vermont, from which it is 
separated only by the county of Brome. The township was settled early in this 
century, mostly by emigrants from the United States. The book contains much 
interesting information concerning the town, its settlers and its prominent citizens. 
It is illustrated by portraits of L. S. Huntington, Hezekiah Robinson (descended 
from the Newton, Mass., family of this name), Charles Allen and C. G. Stevens. 

J. W. D. 

120 Recent Publications. [Jan. 

The Centennial History of the Battle of Bennington. Compiled from the Most 
Reliable Sources, and fully Illustrated with Original Documents and Entertaining 
Anecdotes. Col. Seth Warren's Identity in the First Action Completely Estab- 
lished. By Frank W. Coburn. . . . Boston : George E. Littlefield, Antiquarian 
Bookstore, 67 Cornhill. 1877. [8vo. pp. 72. Price, 25 cents.] 

The Battle of Lexington ; with Personal Recollections of the Men engaged in it. By 
A. B. Muzzey, of Cambridge. Boston : David Clapp & Son, Printers. 1877. [8vo. 
pp. 19. For sale by A. Williams & Co., 283 Washington Street, Boston. Price, 
25 cents.] 

> Mr. Coburn 's history of the battle of Bennington was issued last fall, about the 
time (Aug. 16) that the centenary of the battle was celebrated. It is a very use- 
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those who took part in it, obtained from the actors and their relatives, Mr. Muzzey's 
early life having been passed in Lexington. j. w. d. 


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Bigelow, Rev. Andrew, D.D., in Boston, 
April 1, aged 81. He was the eldest 
son of the Hon. Timothy and Mrs. Lucy 
(Prescott) Bigelow, and was born at 
Groton, Mass., May 7, 1795. He grad- 
uated at Harvard College in 1814, and 
at its Divinity School in 1817. In May, 
1820, he was ordained an evangelist, and 
soon after commenced preaching at East- 
port, Me., but declined an invitation to 
settle there, leaving May 27, 1821. On 
the 9th of July, 1823, he was installed 
at Medford, Mass., where he officiated 
till Jan. 9, 1827. In 1828, he took 
charge of the Unitarian church at Wash- 
ington, D.C., for one year. On the 10th 
of April, 1833, he was settled at Taun- 
ton, Mass. From 1843 to 1845, he was 
settled at South Danvers, now Peabody, 
after which he was employed in Boston 
as Minister at Large, by the Benevolent 
Fraternity of Churches. He was a 
pioneer in organizing the Home for Aged 
and Indigent Females, and the Home 
for Aged Men in this city. He published 
"Leaves from a Journal," 1821, an 
election sermon, in 1836, besides several 
occasional sermons. 

Caldwell, Commodore Charles Henry 
Bromedge, U.S.N., in Waltham, Mass., 
Nov. 30, 1877, aged 54. He was born 
in Hingham, June 11, 1823, and enter- 
ed the naval service, Feb. 27, 1838, 
distinguishing himself in the war for 
the Union. He was commissioned as 
commodore, June 14, 1874. 

Campbell, Hon. Harvey, M.D., at Gro- 
ton, Conn., Sept. 16, 1877, set. 85. He 
was the son of Hon. Dr. Allen and Mrs. 
Sarah (Kinne) Campbell, and was born 
in Voluntown, Conn., Sept. 30, 1792. 
He studied medicine with his father, 
one of the most popular and successful 
physicians of Eastern Connecticut in 
his day, and afterwards at Yale College, 
receiving the degree of M.D. in 1816, 
his class being the third graduated from 
the medical department of that insti- 
tution. He was the first of the name 
ever graduated from the college. At 
the time of his death he was the last 
remaining member but one of his class, 
the survivor being Dr. Hartwell Carver, 
of Pittsford, N. Y. 

He m. first, Sarah Cook ; second, Eli- 
za Cook, sisters. Both have been dead 
many years. He enjoyed a large and 
successful practice in Voluntown and 

the adjoining towns. He was a man 
of uncommon energy and ability, and 
took an active interest in the affairs of 
his town and state. He was frequently 
a member of the General Assembly of 
Connecticut, both as representative and 
senator from his town and district. 

He was descended from Robert 1 
Campbell, supposed to have been born 
in Ulster Co., Ireland, in 1673, through 
Dr. John, 2 James 3 and Dr. Allen. 4 He 
was the sixth of ten children, two of 
whom survive him. He leaves eight 
children, two sons and six daughters. 
H. F. Douglas. 

Chapman, George H., in Old Saybrook, 
Conn., Nov. 8, 1877, aged 88. He was 
a descendant in the fifth generation from 
Robert 1 Chapman (many years town 
clerk of Saybrook, Conn.), through Na- 
thaniel, 2 Caleb, 3 and Elisha. 4 Mr. 
Chapman was the youngest of 'twelve 
children, and was born June 30, 1789. 
He commenced life as a teacher. After 
teaching one term he commenced trade, 
and as his means increased he fitted out 
as a travelling merchant, and after a 
while established himself as a whole- 
sale dealer of dry-goods and fancy arti- 
cles in Boston, and after some twenty 
years of successful trade, having estab- 
lished his two eldest sons in the same 
business, he retired to the paternal 
homestead at Oyster River, Saybrook, 
where the remainder of his life was 
spent. He represented Saybrook in the 
legislature, and was honored by his fel- 
low citizens with other important offices 
of trust. The place where Mr. Chap- 
man resided descended to him from the 
first settler Robert, in the line of the 
youngest son of each generation. (Mr. 
Chapman, some thirty or more years 
ago, erected a new house on the original 
site, and in the roof are some of the 
boards of the first tenement still in good 
preservation.) He married Lucia Tully 
(also a descendant of one of the Saybrook 
settlers), Nov. 3, 1814, and had by her 
five children : 1. George H., b. May 15, 
1817 ; 2. Harriet, born April 15, 1819 ; 
3. Edward, born Dec. 2, 1820; 4. Cla- 
rissa, born January 12, 1824 ; 5. Rob- 
ert, born Dec. 8, 1831. 

It was mainly through the solicita- 
tions of the subject of this sketch and of 
the late Lebbeus Chapman of Brooklyn, 
N. Y., that the late Rev. F. W. Chap- 
man was induced to prepare the gene- 




alogy of the Chapman family, and to the 
former the compiler was greatly indebt- 
ed for much material and substantial 
aid and encouragement in the prepara- 
tion of that work. H. A. Chapman. 

Eaton, Miss Emily, in Warren, Me., Sep- 
tember 20, 1877, set. 60. She was the 
youngest child of the late Cyrus Eaton, 
A.M., the historian of Warren, Tho- 
maston and Rockland, Me. {ante, xxix. 
222), and was born in Warren, Oct. 23, 

•' Miss Eaton," says the Rockland 
Gazette of Sept. 27, " was a woman of 
very much more than ordinary intellect- 
ual ability. From childhood her father 
took special pains with her education. 
She pursued a widely extended course 
of study, which was interrupted in ear- 
ly womanhood by the sickness which 
kept her almost a helpless sufferer dur- 
ing the remainder of her life. When 
her father lost his sight, her eyes and 
hand were of material service to him in 
the literary work he undertook. " She 
was a great admirer of our best poets, 
and was well read in the standard au- 
thors in prose as well as in poetry. She 
was also a gifted writer. In many auto- 
graph books are to be seen «• verses traced 
with her trembling hand, almost always 
with some little personal allusion grace- 
fully expressed, each bearing the stamp 
of originality, verses which for the 
future will be highly prized. We are 
sure that many will recall the hymn 
which she wrote for the centennial cele- 
bration of Warren, and in which she 
succeeded so well in attaining the sub- 
limity of expression which befits the 
contemplation of a completed century, 
even in the life of a community." This 
spirited poem is printed in the new edi- 
tion of the Annals of Warren. 

She had " a very fine appreciation of 
the beautiful in nature and art ;" and 
" was also possessed of artistic talent in 
no mean degree. Even in her last days, 
when her hands were fearfully cramped 
by rheumatism, she produced faithfully, 
in her crayon drawings, the scenery in 
her vicinity." 

The death of her father, in January, 
1875, was followed within a week by 
that of her elder sister, Angelina, to 
whose untiring care both she and her 
father had been indebted for their com- 
fort. " After the first shock of this 
double bereavement, she wisely turned 
her energies to the execution of a task 
which her father had in contemplation 
at the time of his death, the continua- 
tion of his < Annals of Warren,' through 

the quarter of a century which had 
elapsed since its publication. That this 
was a great undertaking for one in her 
feeble health, will be readily under- 
stood ; but how laborious it was can 
hardly be conceived by one who has not 
had some experience in similar work. 
Without the assistance of her niece, 
Laura E. Eaton, who has tenderly cared 
for her while sharing this labor with 
her, she could not possibly have accom- 
plished it. This work she was privi- 
leged to finish before her death, and to 
receive a sample copy of her book from 
the press." Her labor upon this work 
was performed with conscientious fidel- 
ity, stimulated by a strong desire to 
make it worthy of the memory of her 
father, whom she loved and revered. 

The Rockland Free Press, of October 
3, also has an appreciative obituary no- 
tice of Miss Eaton, from which we make 
an extract : — " She entered with enthu- 
siasm into the enterprises of her native 
town, especially those of education. Her 
heart was tender and opened to all wor- 
thy objects, and she had for each a kind 
and sympathizing word. None could be 
in her company long without feeling the 
influence of her noble nature, and be- 
coming a delighted listener to her con- 

Edes, the Rev. Richard Sullivan, was b. 
in Providence, R. I., April 24, 1810; 
and died at his home in Bolton, Mass., 
Aug. 26, 1877, aged 67. 

He was the younger of the two sons 
of the Rev. Dr. Henry and Catharine 
(May) Edes. His early education was 
in public and private schools of Provi- 
dence ; with Rev. George Taft, after- 
wards of Pawtucket ; with Mr. Steu- 
ben Taylor, a graduate of Brown in 
1819 (among whose other pupils were 
Dr. Edwards A. Park, of Andover, 
and the late Gov. John H. Clifford, of 
New Bedford) ; and for a short time 
at the then newly-established Friends' 
School ; afterwards with Rev. Benjamin 
Huntoon, at Canton, Ms., and with Mr. 
Daniel Greely Ingraham, of Boston, at 
which time his home was in the family 
of his uncle, the late Henry K. May. 
In 1826 he entered Harvard College, 
where he remained but one year, then 
transferring his connection to Brown 
University, where Dr. Wayland had 
become president, and was graduated 
there in 1830. He soon entered the 
divinity school at Cambridge, and was 
graduated in the class of 1834. 

In 1836 he was settled in Eastport, 
Me., as pastor of the Unitarian church, 




and remained there six years. In May, 
1843, he was installed pastor of the 
First Church in Bolton, Mass., as col- 
league "with the Rev. Isaac Allen, whose 
death occurred shortly after. He re- 
signed the pastoral office in 1848, partly 
owing to his impaired sense of hearing, 
but more to his constitutional diffidence 
and love of quiet study and pursuits. 
The dissolution of his ministerial rela- 
tions with the Bolton people was but 
partial. Frequent calls were made upon 
him, even to the end of his life, to do 
the work of both preacher and pas- 
tor, and to these he always respond- 
ed cheerfully. As a member of the 
school committee, as one of the mana- 
gers of the town library, and especially 
as town clerk, which office he held for 
twenty-four years, he rendered great 
and valuable services to Bolton. In 
the last named office, he carefully re- 
vised the entire records of the town, 
supplementing their deficiencies, search- 
ing out and adding all possible facts 
and dates which could add to their ac- 
curacy and value. It was through these 
pursuits that the interest in historical 
and genealogical research was awak- 
ened, which so largely occupied his later 
years ; a valuable and permanent me- 
morial of which exists in the Address 
pronounced by him on the 4th of July, 
1876, by request of the people of Bol- 
ton, and which was published in pam- 
phlet form. 

Mr. Edes edited the " Journal and 
Letters of Col. John May, of Boston, 
relative to two Journeys to the Ohio 
Country in 1788 and '89;" to which 
he also prefixed a brief memoir of Col. 
May, who was his maternal grandfather. 
This work was published in an elegant 
volume of 160 pages, 8vo., by the His- 
torical and Philosophical Society of 
Ohio. [Cincinnati : Robert Clarke & 
Co., 1873.] He had also previously 
prepared for this journal, an account 
of the " Letters and Journal of Col. 
John May." [See N. E. Hist, and Gen- 
ealog. Reg., January, 1873.] Three 
years later, he added a more full account 
of Col. May's second journey, as above, 
the journal of which had then unex- 
pectedly come to light. [See Register 
of January, 1876.] 

But the work which most deeply ab- 
sorbed his attention, and to which he 
gave himself with a zeal and patience 
to which it would be difficult to do ad- 
equate justice, was a genealogy of the 
descendants of John May, who came 
from England to Roxbury, Mass., in 
1641. This work was nearly complet- 

ed at the time of Mr. Edes's death, and 
will probably soon be published. 

Mr. Edes was married April 19, 1857, 
to Mary Cushing, of Dorchester, dau. 
of Jerome and Mary Cushing. Of 
their children, seven are living, the 
oldest being Dr. Robert Thaxter Edes, 
of Roxbury. We have no space suit- 
ably to characterize the large and gen- 
erous nature of our friend, his kind- 
ly spirit, his broad culture and sympa- 
thies, his deep interest in all subjects of 
thought and progress of the day. Hon- 
ored and loved in the circle of his 
friends, with a tenderness seldom felt 
probably for a man, he sought no pub- 
lic fame, and kept the quiet path of a 
just and useful life. 

Kellogg, Mrs. Harriet Walter, in Brook- 
lyn, N. Y„ Sept. 15, 1877. She was a 
dau. of John and Harriet (Walter) Odin, 
of Boston, Mass., and married in Sep- 
tember, 1841, Day Otis Kellogg, Esq., 
of whom a memoir will be found in the 
Register, vol. xxx. pp. 116-18. 

Quint, Dea. George, in Dover, N. H., 
Oct. 22, 1877, set. 75. He was born in 
Parsonsfield, Me., but in early manhood 
removed to Dover, and for fifty-one 
years resided there, during which time 
he was connected with the Cocheco 
Manufacturing Company. Throughout 
these years no one in that community 
was more deservedly respected, and no 
one was more diligent in business or 
faithful in every duty. Though unas- 
suming and retiring in his habits, never 
seeking self- preferment, he was a man 
of strong convictions, unswerving 
where he clearly saw his duty, and 
shrinking from no responsibility or 
personal sacrifice in its performance. 
He was a member of the First Parish 
Church, and since 1874 had been one 
of its deacons. In 1856 and 1857, he 
represented his ward in the New Hamp- 
shire legislature. He had since been 
an alderman and filled other important 
trusts. The Rev. Alonzo H. Quint, 
D.D., is his only child. 

Waite, Miss Mercy, in North Brookfield, 
Mass., Sept. 14, 1877, a. 85 years, 5 
mos. 6 days. She was a daughter of 
Nathaniel and Mercy Waite, and a gr. 
dau. of the Rev. Jonathan Jenks, of Pro- 
vidence, R. L, who m. Freelove, dau. of 
the Rev. Samuel Winsor, whose father, 
another Rev. Samuel Winsor, m. Mercy, 
dau. of Roger Williams. She was one 
of the original members of the Baptist 
church of East Brookfield, 1818. 

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*** Illustration: Portrait of NATHAN COOLEY KEEP {to face page 12-5) . 

I. Biographical Sketch of Nathan C. Keep, M.D., D.M.D. .... 125 

II. Letter of Rev. Experience Mayhew, 1758. Com. by Jeremiah Colburn, A.M. 131 

III. Notes on the Hon. John Adams of Nova Scotia and Boston . . . 132 

IV. Church Record of the Rev. Hugh Adams of Durham, N. H. (Continued.) 

Com. by the Hon. Samuel C. Adams 133 

V. Address of the Hon. Marshall P. Wilder before the N. E. Historic, Gen- 

ealogical Society 137 

VI. Autobiography of William Rotch. Com. by Frederick C. Sanfor'd, Esq. . 151 

VII. Taxes under Gov. Andros. (Continued.) Town Rate of Newbury, Mass., 

1688. Com. by Walter Lloyd Je fries, A.B 156 

VIII. A Yankee Pria'ateersman in Prison, 1777-79. Diary of Timothy Connor. 

(Continued.) Com. by William R. Cutter, Esq. 165 

IX. Record Book of the Fikst Church in Charlestown, Mass. (Continued.) 

Com. by James F. Hunncicell, Esq 169 

X. Longmeadow, Mass., Families. (Continued.) Com. by Willard S. Allen, Esq. 175 

XL The Perrin Family. By William B. Lapham, M.D 178 

XII. Abstracts of Early Deeds in Boston. Com. by John T. Hassam, A.M. . 181 

XIII. Prison Ships and Old Mill Prison, Plymouth, England. Diary of Samuel 

Cutler. (Continued.) Com. by the Rev. Samuel Cutler 184 

XIV. The Waite Family of Malden. By D. P. Corey, Esq 188 

XV. Abstracts of Earliest Wills in Suffolk County, Mass. Com. by William 

B. Trask, Esq !97 

XVI. Genealogy of the Eustis Family. By Prof. Henry L Eustis, A.M. . . 204 

XVII. Supplement to the Diodati Family. Com. by Prof. Edward E. Salisbury, LL.D. 229 

XVIII. Notes and Queries : 

Harvard Graduates, 230; Murray; Pacy; Sweetser, 235; Capt. William Eve- 
lyn; Hathaway; Bumstead's Letters from Boston; Crawford, Coxford, 236; 
Corey; Bennett; Champlin; Nason's Massachusetts Biographical Dictionary ; 
Ketehum's Dictionary of New Hampshire Biography ; Wyman's Charlestown 
Genealogies and Estates; Sprague; Bruff or Brough, 237 ; Chester's Washing- 
ton; Pierce; Immigrant's from Scotland; Grafton; Thomson's New England 
Crisis and Folger's Looking Glass for the Times; Davenport, Foster; Shep- 
pard, 238; Leonard; Kingsbury, 239 ; Savary ; Phillips; Alexander; Melleii:; 
John Rogers, 240; Scotch-Irish Immigration; Transient Residents of Boston ; 
Farmer's Belknap; Amos Richardson; Drake's History of Middlesex, 241; 
Adams; Wentworth Genealogy, new edition; Genealogies in Preparation — 
A xtell, Bingham ; Blake, Campbell, Dodge, Douglas, 242; Hack, Hoes, Paine, 
Tucker; Town Histories in Preparation — Fairfield, Me.; Franklin, Mass. ; Saco 
Valley, 243 230-243 

XIX. Societies and their Proceedings : 

New-England Historic, Genealogical Society, Dec. 5, 1877; Rhode Island His 
torical Society, Nov. 13, Nov. 27^ Dec. 11, Dec. 19; New London County Histo- 
rical Society, Nov. 26.; New Jersey Historical Society, Jan. 19, 1878; Delaware 
Historical Society, Dec. 13, 1877, Jan. 10, 1878, Feb. 14; Virginia Historical So- 
ciety, Nov. 30, 1877 243-245 

XX. Necrology of the New-England Historic, Genealogical Society : 

William M. Lothrop, A.M.; Daniel A. Rogers, Esq., 246; Joseph Ballard, Esq., 
John K. Wiggin, Esq., Gardner Chilson, Esq., 247 ; John Bigelow, Esq., John 
McAllister, Esq., 248; William S. Peabody, Esq., David H. Pease, Esq., 249; 
Thomas Wright, A.M.; George. W. Gordon, Esq., 250; Benjamin E. Bates, 
Esq., Rev. Robert Bolton, 251 246-251 

XXL Notices of Recent Publications: 

Wheeler's History of Brunswick, Topsham and Harpswell ; Westcott's Histo- 
ric Mansions of Philadelphia, 252; Essex Institute Historical Collections; Bul- 
letin of the Essex Institute ; Onderdonk's Annals of Hempstead, 253; New 
York Genealogical and Biographical Record; Starr's Historical Sketch of New 
London; Judge Foot's Address at Watertown, Ct. ; Magazine of American 
History, 254; Cushing Family; Arms Family ; Heydons in England and 
America; Family of Johnes of Dolau Cothi ; Carpenter Family; Descendants 
of Walter Briggs; Bugbee Genealogy; Holmes Genealogy ; Shillaber Gather- 
ing, 255; Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography ; Andrews's Wash- 

{Continued on third page.) 

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APRIL, 1878. 


NATHAN COOLEY KEEP was born in Longmeadow, Mass., 
December 23, 1800. This ancient town had been the home 
of his ancestors for more than a hundred and fifty years. Coming 
into life amid its peaceful surroundings, familiar from his infancy 
with the models of dignified deportment which abounded in those 
homes of purity and piety, he there laid the foundation for that 
dignity of character and bearing, that unswerving uprightness and 
genuine benevolence, which marked his course in life. 

Among the chief forces contributing to the formation of Dr. 
Keep's character must, however, be considered the personal influence 
of his parents. His father, Samuel Keep, was remarkable for his 
lively disposition and his sprightliness of mind. He was enterprising 
and sanguine. He attracted attention by his pithy, sententious 
sayings, and the terse way in which he would state a point had 
often considerable influence in the town meeting. He had great 
ingenuity and mechanical skill, and was wont to perform with his 
own hands many of the operations for which the aid of the carpen- 
ter, blacksmith or wheelwright is ordinarily sought. His character 
in many of its traits was most happily supplemented by that of hi& 
wife, Anne Bliss, who added to the excellent qualities which he 
possessed a rare practical judgment. She was the balance-wheel of 
the household. Especially were her discernment and sagacity valued 
in the treatment of disease. It would not be strange if Dr. Keep's- 
own knowledge of disease ; his fertility in suggesting expedients for 
relief in the sick room and his willingness and ability to lend personal 
help in relieving suffering in all its forms, were a kind of natural 
inheritance from his mother. Skill in the use of tools which had 
been apparent in him from childhood, seemed to mark him out for 
some mechanical pursuit, and his own inclination led him to select, 
with the approval of his friends, the trade of a jeweller. In 1815, 
VOL. xxxii. 12 

126 Nathan C. Keep. [April, 

after having enjoyed the limited education which the village school 
afforded, the boy of fifteen left his home for Newark, N. J., where 
he was apprenticed to John Taylor, a manufacturing jeweller. He 
had nearly completed the term of his indentures, when a general 
stagnation in the jewelry business led his employer to dismiss his 
apprentices, and Nathan, now master of his trade, but without the 
opening to which his finished apprenticeship would naturally have 
introduced him, returned to Longmeadow. 

Five years absence from the farm had strengthened his deter- 
mination to seek his livelihood elsewhere than in his native town, 
and the idea suggested itself of going to Boston and devoting himself 
to dentistry. 

This is not the place to enlarge upon the condition of this 
important art, and especially of mechanical dentistry, in the year 
1821, when he first went to Boston. It is but the simple truth to 
say, that Dr. Keep was obliged to a great extent to make his own 
tools, and to discover for himself the best way of performing many 
of the delicate and difficult tasks which are continually presenting 
themselves to the practitioner. He could have had no bettter train- 
ing than the years of apprenticeship in Newark, where he had gained 
a manual dexterity and a practical experience in working with metals, 
in which the few dentists of that time were deficient. It ought not 
to pass unnoticed that he early recognized the truth that the 
highest eminence in the specialty of dentistry involved a general 
acquaintance with medical science. Under this conviction he 
attended, without interrupting the active practice of his profession, 
the regular course of lectures at the Medical School of Harvard 
College, where he took his medical degree in the year 1827. 

Such practical training for his professional work as he received 
was had from Dr. John Randall, of Boston, who, as was common 
in those days, united some practice of dentistry with the general 
practice of a physician. 

During the long period of his active practice, Dr. Keep's time and 
thoughts were never selfishly absorbed by his professional cares and 
duties. He uniformly had the good of the profession at heart. He 
cherished a cordial and generous interest in the success of his brethren, 
and labored to promote among them a spirit of mutual confidence 
and good will. No one was more happy than he to recognize the 
triumphs of the many ingenious and able men who, in these later 
years, have achieved distinction in the field in which he was a pio- 
neer. There was nothing narrow or exclusive in his course respect- 
ing the progress of his art, as there was nothing ungenerous in his 
character. His spirit in this respect is well expressed in the follow- 
ing extract from an address delivered by him before the Massachusetts 
Dental Society, on " The Aims and Duties of the Dental Profession," 
and published in 1865. He said : 

1878.] Nathan C. Keep. 127 

" We owe it to ourselves to make ours a liberal profession. Without 
enumerating all that such a profession comprises, we may safely say that 
it requires those of its members who have through their own efforts, or the 
teachings of those who have preceded them, made improvements in dental 
science, to perpetuate these improvements for the benefit of succeeding 
generations, and under no circumstances whatever to desire or even to con- 
sent that their discoveries shall live and die with themselves." 

In this address he also refers, in characteristic terms, to the pur- 
pose of the Dental Society, which he had done much to found, and 
of which he was chosen the first president. He remarks : 

" The liberal charter which has been granted us by the Commonwealth, 
and which we have this day accepted, gives us a legal existence as an in- 
stitution for raising the standard of professional education, and enables us 
to cultivate harmony and good fellowship among ourselves, and, if we are 
faithful to our trust, will secure to us a position among the educational and 
beneficent institutions of America." 

In the same spirit he also strongly urged the establishment of a 
* Dental Museum," in which rare and curious specimens of " pre- 
parations, casts, models, records of cases, and other material, gath- 
ered in private cabinets and liable in a few years to be scattered 
and lost, shall be preserved and made accessible to all who wish to 
study them, and thus become a substantial contribution to public 
science, and lend important aid to the advancement of dentistry." 

His ideal standard of excellence appears in the following extract 
from the same address : 

" We need the knowledge of every science and of every art. How often 
have we been obliged to extemporize an invention when an instrument was 
wanted that could not be purchased ! The early education of the hand to 
execute that which the mind conceives, has prepared the way for the emi- 
nent usefulness and honorable position of many, very many members of the 
profession. With increased facilities for education, how bright a future 
would open before the thoroughly capable dentist ! But he must be a true 
man. He must possess more knowledge than he expects to use in the dis- 
charge of his immediate duties." 

On the same occasion he gave utterance to the long cherished 
desire of his heart, the establishment of a w College for Training 
Dentists." He says : 

" My own predilections would favor a thorough and united dental and 
medical education. I should hope in such a case that the degree of M.D. 
would be the lawful and merited appendage to the names of those young 
men who enter our specialty. If this, however, is not yet attainable, it may 
not be entirely out of place to inquire whether Harvard University might 
not appoint professors of dentistry, and confer upon proper candidates the 
degree of Doctor of Dental Surgery. We are admonished, also, that the 
time has come for a chair of dentistry in our hospitals." 

It is conceded that it was largely through Dr. Keep's efforts that 
these hopes were at length realized. 

128 Nathan C. Keep. [April, 

In 1868, three years after the delivery of the above address, there 
appeared " The first annual announcement of the Dental School of 
Harvard University, established to meet a want long felt by the 
dental profession of New England." "Its aim" was declared to be 
"to raise the standard of dental education, by giving thorough in- 
struction in all branches of science and art required by the dental 
practitioner." " The connection of this school with the University 
furnished the profession a guarantee that its standard would be high, 
as it must necessarily be to keep pace with the other departments." 
A large force of distinguished professors was announced, with Dr. 
Keep as the dean of the faculty. An Infirmary was established in 
connection with the Massachusetts General Hospital, to remain 
open throughout the year, offering the students great facilities for 
acquiring practical knowledge and dexterity. During the first year 
over one thousand patients were there treated. 

The Infirmary has been increasingly useful, and the Dental School 
has become an assured success, though endowments are needed to 
enlarge its usefulness. Its establishment must be regarded as mark- 
ing an important era in the history of dental science. In 1870 Dr. 
Keep received from Harvard College the honorary degree of Doctor 
of Dental Medicine. 

The following interesting estimate of the professional career and 
general character of Dr. Keep is furnished by his valued friend, 
Dr. Augustus A. Hayes, long and widely known as State Assayer. 

" I have known Dr. Keep very intimately. I first knew him in Boston 
about 1830. He was then an enthusiast in his profession, seeking from all 
sides information, which he digested and brought into the form of scientific 
aid in his pursuits. He was the first man, in this part of the country cer- 
tainly, who, after acquiring a medical education, made dentistry a distinct 
branch. It was considered a very doubtful and hazardous thing. I 
think his instructor advised against it. It was supposed it would be 
a failure. Singularly enough he became eminent very soon, and his 
eminence and success tended very largely to build up dentistry as a 
profession, and I should say as an American profession, for at this mo- 
ment American dentists are not only eminent in skill, but take prece- 
dence of all others. Few men could have succeeded as he did. There 
really were no sources of information. Dr. Keep was very quick in per- 
ceiving any advantage likely to result from an improvement, and his prac- 
tical applications denoted great ability and acuteness. He was enabled to 
keep in advance of the science of his profession. He ventured on original 
applications of science, and became an inventor. He was one of the first 
of the original manufacturers of porcelain teeth in this country, and carried 
the art of the manufacture to a high degree of precision. In a competi- 
tive exposition he received the first premium for the excellence of his imi- 
tation of the natural teeth, and was considered unequalled in all that per- 
tained to the niceties of the manufacture. His signal ability in this direction 
made him a master in his art. He was also an inventor of many of the 
tools in daily use, and many of his special adaptations were for a time of 
high value. He fully appreciated the possibilities of his profession, and the 

1878.] Nathan C. Keep. 129 

value of personal character, and was foremost in advocating the formation 
of the Harvard Dental School as the best means of permanently securing 
a high professional standard. 

" In the daily practice of his profession, which is eminently that of alle- 
viating pain and distress, Dr. Keep carried a sensitive and extremely kind 
disposition, which won the love of his patients, while his skill compelled 
their admiration and respect. His tender interest in children made him a 
favorite with them, and often enabled him to dispel their natural timidity 
and fear. His kindness of disposition was manifested in so many direc- 
tions that no one could approach him without being impressed by his man- 
ner. He never became hardened to the infliction of pain. In some cases 
he was unable to operate after a time, so intense was his sympathy with 
his patients. In every way he sought to alleviate pain. He was always 
ready as a counsellor in giving cautious advice, and in helping to render 
rough places smooth. His gratuitous operations were very numerous. He 
was a true philanthropist." 

Dr. Keep was the recipient of a large Dumber of unsolicited tes- 
timonials which came to him from the grateful subjects of his skill, 
from governors and senators, learned professors and preachers, and 
from the humble and the poor as well, and they were all accepted by 
him as they were sent, in hearty good faith, and with unaffected 

Any sketch of Dr. Keep would be incomplete without some allu- 
sion to the celebrated trial of Prof. John W. Webster for the mur- 
der of Dr. Parkman in 1850, in which trial he was a leading wit- 
ness. On his single testimony the fate of the unhappy man was seen 
by all to depend. One of the eminent counsel remarked, in refer- 
ence to Dr. Keep, "Not for the world would I stand in his place 
and take the responsibility resting on him." 

No one knew the importance of his testimony better than Dr. Keep 
himself, or could feel it more deeply. His knowledge of the case was 
positive and definite, and his duty was plain. With all the clearness 
characteristic of his accurate mind, he gave in his testimony with 
orderly precision, coming at length to the culminating point, when, 
under an awful sense of his responsibility, he pronounced the words 
which, he well knew, must consign to an ignominious death an 
eminent member of a kindred profession, who happened, moreover, 
to be among the first to speak a cordial word to him when he came 
a stranger to Boston, and with whom he had always been on friendly 
terms. It is not surprising that overcome by his emotions he burst 
into tears, unable to proceed, while the court and all present were 
visibly moved. It was a memorable scene. If the eminent Justice 
who presided at the trial was scarcely able to command his feeling 
when pronouncing the sentence of death upon the wretched culprit, 
how sorely must the sensitive heart of Dr. Keep have been wrun<x. 
when at the stern call of justice he was thus compelled to utter the 
testimony which constituted the warrant and ground for that drea.l 
sentence of the law ! 
VOL. xxxii. 12* 

130 Nathan C. Keep. [April, 

Dr. Keep's domestic life was most happy, and he did not neglect 
it. His wife (Susan Haskell) died in 1868, after a wedded life 
most true and tender, of thirty-eight years duration. This irre- 
parable loss had been preceded by another great grief, the death of 
his elder son, Samuel Hamilton, who had chosen his father's pro- 
fession, and was in active and successful practice as his partner. 
Notwithstanding these great afflictions, his home was always a 
sunny and a happy place. As a father he was wise and loving, ever 
watchful of his children and thoughtful of their welfare. Many 
carefully treasured letters attest the tender counsels with which he 
continually followed them whenever they left home for a longer or 
shorter stay. 

He manifested throughout life an almost paternal interest in his 
brothers and sisters. He was the oldest of six children, and up to 
the time of his leaving home shared with his mother in the care of 
the younger members of the family. As long as he was able to 
write he corresponded regularly with them, and in many ways was 
constantly imparting sympathy and aid. His tender devotion to 
his surviving sister was especially noteworthy. 

Dr. Keep came from a religious family, several of w T hose mem- 
bers have been clergymen. In early life he united with the Con- 
gregational church in Newark, N. J. In Boston he was for many 
years an esteemed member of the Bowdoin Street Church ; after- 
wards of the Essex Street Church, and at the time of his death he 
was connected with the Central Congregational Church. 

His religious experience was calm and equable, subject to no re- 
markable alternations, but finding its fit expression in the regular 
ordering of his life in obedience to the precepts of the divine word, in 
the quiet and faithful discharge of his religious duties, and in the 
cheerful hope of a blissful immortality. 

Having lived to relieve human suffering and to promote man's 
physical health ; having largely aided in building up a liberal 
profession and securing it to the world ; having gained the confi- 
dence and enjoyed the society of large numbers of the cultivated 
and the good ; at peace with God and his fellow men, he closed his 
long and useful life on the 11th of March, 1875, attended by the 
affectionate ministrations of his sister and his two daughters, and 
followed by the tender recollections of numerous personal friends. 

1878.] Letter of Rev. Experience May hew. 131 


Communicated by Jeremiah Colburn, A.M., of Boston. 

THE writer of the following letter, the Rev. Experience Mayhew, 
was a missionary to the Indians on Martha's Vineyard. He 
was born January 27, 1673, and at the age of twenty-one, in March, 
1694, commenced preaching. He was a son of the Rev. John and 
a grandson of Gov. Thomas Mayhew. "The language of the Indians 
was familiar to him from a child ; and in consequence he was 
employed by the commissioners of the Society in London for the 
Propagation of the Gospel in New England, to make a new version 
of the Psalms and the Gospel of John." He died Nov. 29, 1758, 
aged 85 years, 10 mos., 2 days. A list of his publications is given 
in the notice of him in Allibone's Dictionary of Authors. Other 
notices of him will be found in Drake's Dictionary of American 
Biography, Allen's American Biographical Dictionary, and the 
American Quarterly Register, vol. xv. p. 497. The "Corporation" 
mentioned in the letter is the Society for the Propagation of the 
Gospel in New England, whose "commissioners" are also mentioned. 

Honorable Sir, Chilmark Jan 10, 1758. 

I think my self obliged to inform you of an Affair which I think very 
much concerns the honorable Corporation, as well as my Self, and this is 
not the first Time of my writing to you about it. 

There is a tract of land lying within the Bounds of Tisbury Mannour 
alias Chilmark on the north side of this Island two or three Miles west- 
ward of the Gay head Neck, and does contain in it, as I Supose, 7 or 8 hun- 
dred Acres ; which Land has generally been suposed to belong to the hon- 
orable company, but has of Late years has, I supose near half of it, been 
claimed by the Heirs of mr Mather Mayhew many [years] since deceased, 
and they have sold and taken Possession of a considerable part of it And 
have setled some Families on it, and divided the whole among them of that 
claimed by them. The whole Tract above discribed is the same which 
Many years agoe I laid cl[a]ime to one half of, but by an Agrement with the 
honorable commissioners, and with consent of the honorable Corporation 
had about an eighth part of it confirmed to me, by an Instrument bearing 
Date Nou. 7, 1723, and having as I thought a good Title to it, have Sold 
it, but now the Persons I Sold it to are Thretened to be ejected out of it, 
or part of it a least. — But now, stil suposing the corporations Title and so 
mine to be Good, I do earnestly desire the honorable commissioners to take 
care to defend the companies Right in doing which they will also defend 
mine and I am willing to bear my part in doing this. One Shubal Chay- 
ham who would formerly have obtained a long Lease of these Lands of the 
honorable commissioners has since chose to buy some of others and seemes 
to think he can hold them. The Ground of the claim of these Men, I 
think to be such that if they can hold what they now contend for, the Gay 
head neck it self will be in danger of going next, so that, as may be easily 
made evident, but writing is now difficult to me by reason of the Infirmities 

132 Notes on John Adams of Nova Scotia. [April, 

of Age, being within a few days of 85 — But I think if the Honorable 
comissioners would please to improve mr Jonathan Allen to Search into 
the writings which will give light into this Affair it might be of Good ser- 
vice, I think he is capable of it, and would be faithful in it, and that he 
already pretty well understands it. — I hope the commissioners will take 
it well that I suggest these things to them, tho with a shaking hand, and a 
weak head. This with my humble Duty to you and the rest of them is all 
at present thought needful by Your humble & obedient servant 

Exp ce Mayhew. 
[Addresed :] To | The Honorable | Andrew Oliver | Esq r | 
In Boston | Pr. M r Homes. 



JOHN ADAMS, the exact dates of whose birth and death are unknown, 
was the son of John and Avis Adams, of Boston, Mass. He married 
Hannah . Children of John and Hannah Adams : 

Hannah, bapt. Sept. 17, 1699;* m. Hibbert Newton, of Halifax, N. S., and 

Thomas, bapt. March 30, 1700.* 

Avis, bapt. Dec. 27, 1701.* 

Abijah, bapt. May 17, 1702.* 

John, bapt. March 26, 1704;* d. Jan. 1740, ae. 36, in Cambridge. "He 
was a poet and linguist, and first settled as minister at Newport 
Congregational church, R. 1., April 11, 1728 ; dismissed Feb. 25, 
1730 ; afterwards settled in Philadelphia." His poems were pub- 
lished in Boston, 1745, with a preface by his uncle Matthew 
Adams. Murdoch's History of Nova Scotia, vol. i. p. 398, men- 
tions " John Adams, son of Mr. Adams of the council of N. S., 
as on board a vessel attacked by Indians in 1722." 

In early life the Hon. John Adams must have been a shop-keeper in 
Boston, as the Rev. Hugh Adams, writing from Charleston, S. C, addresses 
a letter " to his dearly beloved brother John Adams, shop-keeper, Boston," 
announcing the death of " our godly mother, Avis Adams, from yellow 
fever, Feb. 23, 1699-1700." He also mentions in a diary or letter the 
expedition against Annapolis (Royal) in 1710, "wherein I had so much 
concernment of natural affection for my eldest brother John Adams, who 
also went in said army with a company in Sir Charles Hobbey's regi- 
ment." Rev. Hugh Adams was born in 1676. 

"John Adams of Boston shop keeper," buys estate in 1700. "N by S 
to Rox y 35 ft. ; N W by widow Walter 45 ft. &c."— Bk. 20, p. 559, Reg. 
Deeds, Boston. 

"John Adams and wife Hannah" sell above, 1701. — Bk. 20, p. 564, 
Reg. Deeds, Boston. 

"John Adams, shop keeper," buys a mortgage, 1706. — Bk. 23, p. 106, 
Reg. Deeds, Boston. 

In Aiken's Nova Scotia Papers John Adams is first mentioned April 29, 
1720. The next mention of him is this : 

" At a council held at the Lieut* Governor's house, in his Majesty's fort of 
Annapolis Royal on Sat. the 16 of Sep* 1727," present John Adams, &c. &c. 

" In council April 10, 1734, John Adams prayed leave of absence for 
* Records First Church and Old South. 

1878.] Church Records of Rev, Hugh Adams, 133 

twelve months to go to Britain for some relief, in consideration of his ser- 
vices, and asked for a certificate of his conduct from the Lieut* Governor 
and his council — all of which was granted." (See note, Nova Scotia Ar- 
chives, page 16, Murdoch's History.) 

" John Adams came from Boston. His appointment to the council bears 
date of April 28, 1720. He administered the Government as senior coun- 
cillor on the death of Gov. Armstrong, from Dec. 1739 until May follow- 
ing. He returned to Boston in 1740, with the consent of the council, hav- 
ing been compelled from blindness to relinquish his duties at Annapolis. 
He afterwards petitioned the British government for some small remune- 
ration for his services while in command, being reduced almost to a state of 
poverty." — Nova Scotia Council Books — Governor's Letters. 

"John Adams in 1742 gave wife Hannah power to act for him." — Boston 
Records. C. B. E. 

Cambridge, Mass. 


Principally at Oyster River Parish (now Durham), N. H. 

Communicated by the Hon. Samuel C. Adams, of West Newfield, Me. 
[Continued from volume xxx. p. 62.] 

1723. Baptisms, &c. 

June 2. Sarah Daniel, wife of John Daniel. 
" 17. James Critchet, Inf fc of Elias Critchet. 

" 23. Elizabeth Smith, Eldest Dau. of the wid w , our next neighbor. 
" " Olive Leathers, Inf* of Edward Leathers. 

" Hannah Buzzel, the young sister of Sarah Williams, who stood 
for her. John's dau. 
" 30. Abigail Lebbey, maiden. 
" " Samuel Perkins, Inf* of Mary Perkins. 

" " Mary Perkins, her Daug r , 12 yrs old. 

July 30. Anne Bamford, Inf* of Robert Bamford. 
Augt* 11. Nathaniel Rendal & his wife' Mary Rendal, & their children 
" " Miles Rendal, Nathaniel Rendal. 

" 22. Elizabeth Mackhutchin, Infant Dau r of John Mackhutchin. 
Sept. 1. Samuel & Hannah Hay, ch n of Hannah. 
" 8. Martha Glover, Joseph Jackson. 
" 15. Wm. Leathers, Jun r , a Batchelour. 
Oct . 27. Sarah Bodge, the wife of B. B. and 
John ) 

Elizabeth >- Bodge, her children. 
Mary ) 
Dec' 1. Lydia Williams, Inft: Dau of Samuel. 
" 8. Samuel James Stevens, Inf* of James S. 
" 15. Nathaniel Hill, Inf of Samuel & Sarah Hill. 
" 29. Hannah Burnum, Inf* of Robert. 
Jan y 2. Samuel ] 

Nathaniel I Burnum. Grandchildren of Capt* Nath 1 Hill. All 

Joshua | in their minority. 


134 Church Records of Rev. Hugh Adams. [April, 

Jan y 5. Then at our house, Simon Teko, Indian manservant, owning 
his Baptismal Covenant. I baptized our Indian woman ser- 
vant, Maria, and their Infant born in our house, Scipio. 
Feb. 23. Joshua Chesley ; Phebe Chesley, Son & dau r of L* Philip 

March 1. Samuel Willey, Inf* of John Willey, Jr. 
" 8. Sarah Tompson. 

W m Mackdonald, Inf* of Robert M. 
Samuel Tompson, son of Rob* & Abigail. 
Ruth Huckens, Inf 1 of James H. 















Aug 4 


James Nock, Inf 1 of Elder Nock. 
" u Abraham Stevenson and Mary, his Inf* Dau. 
" " Mary Daniel, maiden. 
" 12. Tabitha Demerit, wife of Eli Demerit, Jun r . 

Samuel Demerit, her Infant son and 

Abigail Pitman, her sister. 
May 24. Derry Pitman, Mary Stevens and her sister Hannah Tompson. 
" 27. Elizabeth Burnum, who was wounded by the Indians the 24th, 
the day George Chesley was killed, the evening before she 
died I baptized at her penitent request. 
June 7. Eliphalet Daniel, the young son of Sarah D. 
tk " Anne Sius and her dau r Judith Sius. 
" 21. Daniel Warner, of Portsmouth. 
" " Elizabeth Ambler, Inf* dau. of Eld. John. 
" " Mary Rennolds, Infant of Job R. 

At Portsm , Sarah Mackfoederis. 

At Oyster River Parish, I baptized John Tompson, Jun r . 

Hannah Perkins, maiden dau r of Samuel. 

Ebenezer Chesley, Infant son of Jonathan. 

William Jackson, *) T . ., 

Beniamin « fin minority, 

-»«■ v, , u C children of our sister Mary. 

" 30. Joseph Laskey. 

" " Peter, the Negro servant of Peter and Sarah Mason. 
Sep* 9. Being a day of Fasting & Prayer, kept by our Church at the 
house of Dea. John Williams on account of some Preternatu- 
ral Troubles about their house, preaching from those texts 2 
Cor. 12 : 7 & 1 John 3: 8. Then I baptized 
Mary Allen, Infant dau. of B r John Allen. 
Ichabod Bodge, son of Benjamin & Sarah B. 
" 13. Benjamin Bodge, aforesaid. 
Oct . 4. Deborah Matoon, Inf* Dau. of Richard. 
" " Margaret Willey, Infant Dau. of W ra Willey. 
" 11. John Carter, Infant of John Carter. 
" 18. Deborah Bickford & her children, 

Temperance I Bickford _ 
Deborah J 
Dec. 11. Benjamin Mathes, 31 yrs. old. Died the evening after. 
" 15. Benjamin Glitten. 









1878.] Church Records of Rev. Hugh Adams. 135 

Feb y 2. Thomas Tash. 

" 21. James Stevens, Infant son of James. 
March 7. Joseph Daniel, the son of John. He going out to War before 

1725. the next Sabbath. 

March 28. Joseph Daniel, son of Joseph D. 

Ezekiel Leathers, Abednego Leathers. 
John Mason, Infant of Joseph M. 
April 11. Relief Bunker, Dau. of Mary Denmore, Quaker. 
May 2. Jeremiah Burnum, Inf* of John & Lydia. 
Elizabeth Tompson, Inf* of Jonathan. 
Abigail Williams, Inf* dau. of Samuel. 
Ebenezer Bickford, Inf* son of Eliezer. 
Zebulon Doe, Inf* of Sampson Doe. 
Margaret Greirs, Inf 1 of Geo. Greirs. 

" " Josiah Doe, Infant of Daniel Doe. 

" 18. Christian Kinkaid, wife of Naphtali. 

" " Sarah Chesley, Inf* of Ichabod Chesley. 

" 25. Solomon Sius, son of Anne Sius. 
Aug* 29. Hannah Stevenson, Inf* of Joseph S. 

" " Sarah Willey, Inf* of Samuel. 

" " Robert Huckens, Inf* son of John H. 
Sept. 5. Sarah Rendal, Inf* of William & Hannah. 

" 26. Benjamin Bodge, son of Benjamin, about 12 yrs. old. 

" 29. Benjamin Bickford, Inf* of Joseph. 
Oct r 3. David Daniel, 12 yrs old. 

" " Abigail Daniel, 3 yrs. old, children of our sister Jane Daniel. 

" 24. Hannah Kenney, unmarried. 

Mch. 27. Sarah Leathers, Infant of Edward. 
April 10. Samuel Langley, Infant of Dea. James Langley. 

" 24. Robert Mason, Inf* of Joseph Mason. 

" " Jacob Buzzel, Inf* son of John, Jun r . 
May 1. Elizabeth Wheeler, Inf* of Br r Joseph. 

" " Hannah Huckens, Inf* of Hannah & James Huckens. 

" " Jonathan Davis, son of Solomon Davis. 

" 22. Hubbard Stevens, Inf* son of Hubbard. 

" 29. Nathaniel Tompson, Inf* of John, Jun r . 

-r 4. S 1 (- Williams, the three little sons of B r Samuel 

wir C Williams. 

William ) 

" 5. Mary Chesley, Inf* of Capt. Jonathan C. 

" " Joseph Huckens, ab* 12 years old. 

" " Hannah Davis, Inf* of Sam 1 Davis. 

" 12. Elizabeth Williams, wife of Samuel. 

u " Mary Davis, dau of the Widower James. 

" " Mary Carter, Infant of John Carter. 

" 19. James & Mary Buzzel ; Rachel Huckens. 

" " Solomon & Nathaniel Jenkings, Infant Twins of Elizabeth 


" 25. Mary, adopted dau r of John Rawlings. 

" " John & Annie Elice, children of Joseph E. 

" " Joseph & Sarah Elice, at her request. 











Aug 1 




136 Church Records of Rev* Hugh Adams, [April, 

Mary Shepherd, Infant of John. 

James Gypson, Inf* of Widow Anne Gypson. 

John Glynes & sister Abigail Glynes. 

Abel Leathers & his sister Abigail Leathers. 

Elizabeth Allen, aged wife of Thomas Allen. 

Martha Brown, wife of William Brown. 

John Brown, her Infant son. 

Walter Willey, Inf* of John Willey, Jun r . 

^ >■ Wormwood. 
Susanna ) 

Abigail Allen, Inf* of John & Mary Allen. 

Elizabeth Williams ; Mary Burnum. 

Joseph Adams, my own & my wife's infant son on the 6th day 

of its age. 

" " Jonathan Hill, Inf* of Samuel Hill. 

Paul "I 

P ' "n • l ( Chesley, children of L* Philip Chesley. 

Deborah j 
Catharine 1 

M - b i Hughey, children of Samuel. 


" 18. Temperance Dudey, Inf 1 of Joseph Dudey. 

" 25. Robert Tompson, Inf 1 of Robert. 

" u William Fowler, son of Morice. 

Oct . 2. Thomes Stevenson, Inf* of Joseph S. 

" " Hannah Chesley, Inf of Ichabod C. 

" 9. Samuel Emerson, Inf* of Micah E. 

Q [ Chesley, dau rs of Samuel, 

ousanna ) 

" 30. John Tasker. 

John ) 

" " Jemima > Kent, child 11 of John K. 

Benjamin ) 

" " Margaret Doe, wife of Daniel. 

Sarah Edgerly, Inf* of John. 

Nov. 20. Then I baptized publicly William Dam born Deaf & Dumb, 

of a Quaker father of the same name, who by silent signs 

behaved himself seriously and decently in order during the 

solemnity (about 17 yrs old). Blessed be God in Christ. 

Thomas Williams, Inf 1 son of Samuel. 

Robert Drisco, Inf* of Cornelius. 

Lydia Keniston ; Elizabeth York, maidens. 

Caesar Sanders, Free Negro. 

Job Rennolds, Inf* of Job & Hannah R. 
Elizabeth Demerit, son of John Demerit. 
Mary Balford, Adult dau* of James. 
Anne Buzzell, young dau r of John, Sen 1 ". 
31. Phebe Brown in the 15 th year of her age. 

[To be continued.] 











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1878.] President Wilder^ Address* 137 


Delivered at the Annual Meeting of the New-England Historic, Genealogical 

Society, January 2, 1878. 

Gentlemen of the Society : 

Assembled as we are at this interesting season of the year, 
permit me to extend my congratulations to each one of you on your 
personal welfare and the prosperity of our institution. 

For ten successive years you have favored me with the presidency 
of our association. The position is honorable, the service is agree- 
able, and its objects are in <M>nsonance with my disposition and taste. 
I therefore again accept of your kind suffrages, and tender you my 
heartfelt gratitude for the distinction which you have so often con- 
ferred on me. 

We enter this day on the duties of a new year, hoping that it 
may be to us both happy and prosperous . But while I congratulate 
you on the preservation of the lives of so many of us , and especially 
those who have been engaged actively in the prosecution of our 
work, we should remember that death has again invaded our ranks. 
By the report of our historiographer, the Rev. Samuel Cutler, it 
will be seen we have last year lost a larger number of members than 
during any former year, if we except 1875. The whole number of 
members who died in 1877 is thirty-three, so far as heard from. 
The deaths in 1875 were thirty-eight. The whole number of deaths 
for the first twenty-three years was about 276, or an average of 
about one a month during that time, and the whole number from the 
organization of the society to this date has been 544. The whole 
number of memorial sketches read by the various historiographers is 
434. We have in some j^ears sustained great losses by the decease 
of officers who had been prominent and distinguished for their services 
in behalf of the society, but we have cause of thankfulness that of 
this class a less number than usual have been taken from us in 1877. 
Among those who have passed away the last year, we deplore the 
loss of two officers — the honorary vice-president for North Carolina, 
and the vice-president for New Hampshire. 

Hon. Silas Nelson Martin, honorary vice-president for North 
Carolina, was distinguished alike for his knowledge of history, and for 
the many public trusts with which he had been honored, rising above 
all personal interests, and universally esteemed for his capability, 
integrity and culture. His death was deeply deplored by the citizens 
of Wilmington, where he resided, among whom, and throughout 
the state of North Carolina, he had exercised a powerful and a 
happy influence. 

vol. xxxn. 13 

138 President Wilder *8 Address. [April, 

Rev. Asa D. Smith, D.D., LL.D., ex-president of Dartmouth 
College, and vice-president of our society for New Hampshire, has 
quickly followed Mr. Towne, our former vice-president for that 
state. Dr. Smith was widely known as a distinguished scholar, and 
a man of deep religious impressions and firmness of character, which 
eminently qualified him for the positions which he occupied. Whether 
as professor, pastor or president, he commanded the respect of all who 
knew him ; but as the historiographer has already reported fully, I 
refrain from further remarks, except to say that in his death we 
mourn in common with the public the loss of a very able, good and 
useful man. 

Nor should we fail to record in the events of the last year, the 
decease of another, who, although of foreign birth, was an honorary 
member of our society — known throughout the world as an illustri- 
ous historian and scholar, a renowned statesman and patriot. I 
refer to Louis Adolphe Thiers, ex-president of France. His 
life covers some of the most eventful periods of the history of that 
empire and republic. Through the various revolutions of France to 
the close of his administration as president of the republic, for 
more than half a century, he wielded a strong influence on the 
progress of constitutional liberty and the destinies of France. But 
through all the varied and mixed duties of his life, he never lost 
his love for historical research. Of this he assured us in his 
autograph letter of acceptance of membership sixteen years since. 
As an evidence of his interest and fidelity as a historian, he be- 
queathed his residence, library and works of art for public use, 
to be forever kept as memorials of his interest in history, in the 
cause of education, civil liberty and the welfare of his country. 
He leaves a name that will survive while genius, learning and patri- 
otism shall have a place in the hearts of his countrymen. 

Thus one by one we pass away 
Like flowers that bloom but for a day ; 
Like flowers that close with early night 
To bloom again in heavenly light. 

But few remain of the early members of the society, save here 
and there a revered relic, who, like the trees of the primitive forest, 
still stand as enduring memorials to remind us of the gratitude we 
owe them for laying the foundations of our society ; and to excite 
us to continued effort in the noble work of preserving and perpetuat- 
ing the history and genealogy of our day and generation, that those 
who are to succeed us may emulate our example for all coming time. 
Many have fallen during this period, but others have risen up to aid 
in carrying on the work of the society. 

The reports of the various departments which are to be submitted 
to-day, afford gratifying evidence, not only of the healthy and pros- 
perous condition of our institution, but of the continued interest of 

1878.] President Wader's Address, 139 

our members and patrons in the objects it seeks to promote. Nor 
should we fail especially to be grateful for the fact, that amidst the 
continued depression of business and general depreciation of values, 
our investments still remain sound, and are yielding us liberal in- 

And now as we are entering on the second century of our repub- 
lic, I have thought that a retrospective view of what the society has 
accomplished in the thirty-three years of its existence, together with 
some suggestions in regard to its future wants, might be both in- 
teresting and profitable ; and 

First, it has brought together during its existence a band of de- 
voted and zealous co-workers, whose successive and gratuitous ser- 
vices have given to New England and the world results of inesti- 
mable benefit. 

Second, it has gathered a library of over fourteen thousand vol- 
umes and forty-six thousand pamphlets, mostly historical, illustrative 
of the history and the influence of New England character, princi- 
ples and life. It has been freely opened to all who desire to search 
its archives, and has been of incalculable service to those who have 
compiled or are compiling local histories and genealogies. Many 
of these are very rare, and some are not to be found elsewhere. 

Third, it has secured, remodelled and paid for, at an expense of 
over forty thousand dollars, the Society's House, so situated and 
constructed that our historical and literary accumulations are in very 
little danger from fire, while a spacious vault, perfectly fire-proof, 
furnishes a safe depository for manuscripts and other treasures which 
cannot be replaced. The building is convenient in its arrangements 
and tasteful in its architecture ; but it is evident that its capacity is 
not sufficient, even for our present wants, and ere long it must be 
enlarged to meet the demands of the growing age. 

Fourth, in addition to the first great wants, that of a library and 
a house, the society has acquired funds to the amount of more than 
twenty-nine thousand dollars, safely invested, for the payment of 
the librarian's salary and various other purposes ; and what is fortu- 
nate, we possess in Mr. Dean a gentleman of scholarly culture and 
capacity, one who is familiar with the history of New England and 
the country, and who is willing at a moderate compensation to 
consecrate all his energies to our work. These were great and im- 
perative demands, all of which have been responded to most gene- 
rously by our fellow citizens, and will constitute honorable memori- 
als of their interest in our behalf. It is especially gratifying to an- 
nounce at this time, that we have recently learned that a bequest of 
Hye thousand dollars has been left us by Mrs. Anne E. P. Sever, 
widow of the late Col. James Warren Sever, a respected member of 
this society, in accordance with the wish of her late husband. This, 
together with the bequests of Mrs. Russell and Mr. Bradbury, 
make ten thousand dollars left us within a few years. Let others 
do likewise. 

140 President Wader's Address. [April, 

Fifth, it has published thirty-one yearly volumes of the New- 
England Historical and Genealogical .Register, containing over thir- 
teen thousand pages of matter pertaining to history, biography and 
genealogy. It has here published one hundred and eleven steel 
portraits, all of them good, and some of them of high character as 
works of art, besides furnishing numerous engravings, such as 
coats-of-arms, old houses, and fac-similes of autographs ; and has pre- 
served in print numberless documents and a still larger number-of 
facts which would otherwise have been lost. These have already 
been of much use to the readers of that work. What is not of less 
importance, the Register has taught the general public what many 
scholars knew before, the historical value of letters, wills, deeds and 
other papers, heretofore considered of little use, and thus has led to 
their preservation. Besides the wills and inventories scattered 
through its pages, it has published from the files abstracts of more 
than one hundred not on record in the Suffolk office in Boston. 
Most of the portraits have memoirs, a great portion of which are of 
members of our society. In addition to these, our magazine contains 
memorial sketches of more than four hundred deceased members. 

The Register has largely promoted the objects and extended the 
influence of the society ; and has attained an age and popularity 
rarely accorded to any similar periodical. With this month it com- 
mences its thirty-second volume. With every year it has become 
more and more valuable, and is a library in itself. No other pub- 
lication within my knowledge contains such an amount of material 
for history, biography and genealogy. It is both rare and unique ; 
in fact, is a storehouse of material which is highly appreciated by all 
engaged in the study of the history of New England, and the gen- 
ealogy of its inhabitants. No other work is so rich in materials which 
give an insight into the history of the people of New England, the 
manners, customs and mode of living in bygone days. So valuable 
has it become, that an entire set of the volumes of the Register has 
brought from one hundred and forty to one hundred and fifty dollars, 
and a single volume to complete the series has recently been sold at 
twenty-five dollars. 

The Register is the organ of our society. Its object and scope, 
as expressed in the original design, was "to gather up and place in 
a permanent form the scattered and decaying records of the domestic, 
civil, literary, religious and political life of the people of the United 
States, and particularly of New England ; to rescue from oblivion 
the illustrious deeds and virtues of our ancestors ; to perpetuate 
their honored names, and to trace out and preserve the genealogy 
and pedigree of their families." How well this has been done may 
be seen in the varied mass of information, historical, archaeological 
and genealogical, which its pages contain. Every issue brings to 
light some new and important information of great interest in mat- 
ters pertaining to the history of our country. It is a vast deposito- 

1878.] President Wilder's Address. 141 

ry for reference, and contains much not elsewhere to be found. 
It is acknowledged to be the most valuable collection of historical 
and genealogical papers ever published in our own or in our father 
land. It is a noble monument of the knowledge, zeal and industry 
of the various editors and committees of publication through this 
long series of years, alike valuable to the student of history, the 
man of letters and the lover of his country. "It is," says our as- 
sociate member, William Cullen Bryant, " in a country like ours, 
where all of us are peers of the realm, the Book of Peerage for the 
New England states, preserving facts of interest which but for such 
a repository would be soon forgotten." 

Our publication, as conducted from the beginning, occupies an 
important historical field, rich and inexhaustible in material. I haz- 
ard no contradiction when I say, that if it be conducted in the same 
spirit, and with the same pains-taking care, it may go on for another 
century, gathering up new instalments of interesting, important 
and essential facts, and at the same time furnishing a new incentive 
to the student of history, by laying open to him a mine of unap- 
propriated material ready for his moulding and shaping hand. 

Its thirty-one volumes contain historical outlines of five hundred 
and seventy-seven New England families, some commencing with 
the first ancestor from the father land, with carefully written gen- 
ealogies of lines of their descendants down to the present time. In 
these volumes are also to be found obituary sketches and memoirs, 
by our several historiographers, of deceased members, embodying the 
most important facts and characteristics of themselves and families. 
These, with additional details, it is the intention of the society to 
publish in memorial volumes as soon as its funds will permit, and 
thus constitute a complete biographical library of the history and 
genealogy of its members. 

Before leaving this subject I would call attention to the labors of 
the Committee on Heraldry, by whom has been issued four annual 
volumes of the Heraldic Journal. In this magazine, which is a 
worthy companion to the Register, containing necessarily much 
genealogical as well as heraldic matter, are preserved engravings and 
descriptions of the coats-of-arms of a large number of New England 
families, copied from gravestones, letters or documents. Though 
the publication of this periodical has been suspended, the committee 
continues to furnish similar matter through the pages of the Register. 
In fulfilment of its duties, the committee has for many years held 
meetings and has answered satisfactorily the numerous questions 
proposed to them. It has already done much towards making the 
meaning of heraldry clear to the minds of our people, and it hopes 
in future to spread still wider a knowledge of this important ally to 
genealogical study, the interest in which seems to be increasing, day 
by day. Of this there is abundant evidence in the frequent applica- 
tions for information from all parts of the country. 
VOL. xxxii. 13* 

142 President Wilder } s Address. [April, 

In this connection permit me to state that the Memorial Fund, 
established by our lamented friend, William Blanchard Towne, 
already amounts to over four thousand dollars, and I have thought 
that if some generous friend or friends would make up the amount to 
five thousand dollars, we might at once commence the publication of 
the first volume of biographies, giving it to all members who would 
subscribe for copies, perhaps at something less than cost. This 
work should soon be commenced, and thus carry out the noble de- 
sign and wish of the founder of this fund. It will require a year 
or more to compile a volume, and the succeeding volumes may 
be issued as circumstances shall permit. These volumes would in 
time constitute the best models of biography of our great middle 
class of business and professional men ever published, and would 
be received and appreciated with general favor as precious memo- 
rials of those who have gone before us. 

Of the importance of this work and the influence of our society 
in fostering a desire for the study of genealogy, I would remark that 
previous to the year 1845, when our society was incorporated, very 
little interest was manifested by individuals or the public in regard 
to local history or the genealogies of their families. True, much 
even then had been done by the Massachusetts, the New Hampshire, 
the New York, the Pennsylvania, the American Antiquarian, and 
other old historical societies, to prepare the way for this research. 

But, with the advent of the New England Historic, Genealogical 
Society, a new era commenced — a greater zeal was manifested through- 
out our country, and especially in our own New England, for the 
promotion of the objects of the society, and particularly the study of 
genealogy. Among those we desire to remember is John Farmer, 
of New Hampshire, secretary of the New Hampshire Historical 
Society, who gave the first great impulse for the study of genealo- 
gy, and whom Mr. Dean has properly styled the father of American 
genealogy. " Little progress had been made," says our associate 
member, Mr. W. H. Whitmore (than whom there is not abetter au- 
thority), in his excellent work, the American Genealogist, "for 
thirty years from the time when " Mr. Farmer " issued his * Far- 
mer Genealogy/" But since the formation of our society, and the 
publication of its Register, Mr. Whitmore remarks, "the study of 
history and genealogy has been greatly encouraged. When the 
new society was formed, the science of genealogy was little under- 
stood. The wealth of our records was hardly imagined, the neces- 
sity of severe examination of traditions scarcely thought of, and 
the simplest and most economical form of arrangement was not yet 
invented." Since then, "numerous local societies have been estab- 
lished or revived, hundreds of distinct works on genealogy have been 
published, and innumerable town histories and historical pamphlets 
have been issued. In many instances these results are known to be 
due to the establishment of the new society." 

1878.] President Wilder \s Address, 143 

Anterior to the establishment of our society, says the Rev. Mr. 
Slafter in his admirable quarter centennial address, " no historical 
society directing its energies in the same line of investigation exist- 
ed any where on the face of the globe." The name of the New 
England Historic, Genealogical Society expressed fully the pur- 
pose of its founders, namely, to gather up and preserve the local 
history and genealogy of our country, especially of our own New 
England. To this end our investigations have been mainly directed, 
namely, the construction and building up of complete, distinct fami- 
ly histories. The first object of our society was to create a public 
sentiment favorable to our work, not only by the abrogation of the 
prejudice and doubt which existed at that time, but to enkindle in 
the hearts of New England a love of home, family and country, 
and the importance and feasibility of accomplishing our designs. 
At that time the society consisted of only a few members residing 
near Boston. These generously devoted all their efforts for the at- 
tainment of these objects. How well this has been done may be 
seen in the records for the thirty-three years of the existence of our 

" There is a tide in the affairs of men, 
Which, taken at its flood, leads on to fortune." 

There is a time in the progress of institutions when Providence puts 
it into the hearts of men to work together for the accomplishment of 
great designs, and this seemed to be a favorable time for the estab- 
lishment of our society and a new departure for progress in the 
study of New England history and the genealogy of its inhabitants ; 
for, as Mr. Slafter remarked, ?f The bulletins of this society went forth 
like a bugle call, and the response came back warm, earnest, prompt 
and generous," pledging aid and support to the society, and the for- 
mation of a library for great historical purposes. 

Never before have we witnessed a more striking illustration of the 
power of association, for soon these united efforts brought forth a 
company of searchers into New England history, who saw what 
abundant store of material we possessed in the records of our older 
towns, in the registries of deeds and probate, court files and state 
archives. Many were attracted by the success of their researches in 
this ample field, and the results soon began to appear in the shape 
of genealogy and local history, of which the shelves of our library 
present such a rich harvest. History at that time, especially the 
genealogy of families, was esteemed by the community in general 
far less than at present. Then the study of history in our schools 
referred mostly to dates and battles. Its importance as bearing on 
the present or the future was not generally acknowledged, and the 
great mass of our people were left in ignorance of the history of their 
progenitors. As to genealogy, it was held almost in equality with 
the idea that the record of one's own family was a departure from 

144 President Wilder's Address. [April, 

that propriety which recognized personality as connected with personal 
vanity ; and thus thousands of families in our own New England 
had little knowledge of their ancestors, and little desire to know from 
whence they came. 

Perhaps I have dwelt too long on the history and influence of our 
society, and what it has already accomplished. But I cannot refrain 
from calling your attention to what it may need in the future. 

First, It is manifest to most of our members, that the time 
is not far distant when our present building must be extended and 
enlarged to afford suitable accommodations for our large and con- 
stantly increasing library, and provide a cabinet for our relics and 

Second, Nor should I refrain from urging once more the imper- 
ative demand, which meets us at every step, for a complete printed 
catalogue of what we possess. Many years since, I alluded to the 
necessity of arranging, classifying and cataloguing the books of our 
library so as to make our books, pamphlets and manuscripts more ac- 
cessible for study. Considerable has been done in the way of pre- 
paration by our librarian and assistant librarian, and I am happy to 
state that through the generous efforts of the Library Committee, 
with the aid of the assistant librarian, a complete reorganization and 
classification of more than forty thousand pamphlets is now well 
advanced. This has been greatly forwarded by the occupation of 
our lower front room now devoted exclusively to a pamphlet depart- 
ment. Our thanks are due to those who have rendered gratuitous 
service in this work. 

Third, We want funds for purchasing books, especially reference 
books and works on American genealogy, and the local history of 
New England. But this want we learn will in a measure be provid- 
ed from the estate of our late deceased associate, Col. Sever, when 
we shall come into possession of the funds. 

Fourth, Permit me to call your attention again to the importance 
of securing a fund for printing the papers read at the meetings of the 
society, many of which are too long and otherwise inappropriate for 
the Register. A portion of this might be appropriated to defraying 
the expenses of distinguished members who reside at a distance and 
who would favor us with important papers at our monthly meetings, 
or on special occasions. 

Fifth, A pressing want is a full and perfect general index to 
the 31 volumes of the New England Historical and Genealogical 
Register. The student of genealogy is tolerably well provided for 
by the full annual indexes of surnames and genealogies, but even he 
would be benefited by having the lesser biographies in the early vol- 
umes indexed ; and more so by bringing the thirty-one separate in- 
dexes together in a single alphabet and volume. It is, however, as 
a repository of historical documents and facts that the Register suffers 
most for the want of a full index. The annual indexes of subjects 

1878.] President Wilder s Address. 145 

are quite meagre, and many an important document or essay is almost 
hidden in these pages, which would be of the greatest value if they 
could be brought to the notice of those who are investigating the sub- 
jects to which they relate. The pastor of one of the early churches 
of Boston, who is writing an elaborate history of that church, has 
stated that he has gone through the thirty-one volumes, page by 
page, for facts bearing upon the work on which he is engaged, and 
that he has been amply repaid for his labor. With a thorough index, 
all these facts could be ascertained with less than a tithe of the 
labor which he bestowed upon them. 

Sixth, We need very much an addition to the fund for binding of 
books ; also money to bind and index the manuscripts which are not 
already bound, many of which are of great value, especially the 
Knox Manuscripts. 

Portraits, It will be remembered that measures have been in 
progress for procuring portraits of the Presidents and other officers 
and members who have rendered distinguished service to this society, 
so that when they are gone a recollection of them may be perpetuated 
on the walls of the society. By the generous aid of friends, progress 
has been made. We still need funds to procure others. It is 
believed, however, that relatives will present some of the portraits, 
and that the means will be forthcoming to complete the series. 

As a further suggestion, allow me to remark that it would be 
very desirable to have transcripts of town records made, espe- 
cially of the older towns, and have them deposited in our fire-proof 
rooms ; I mean of the births, marriages and deaths, say previous 
to the present century. In a few cases, such as Westminster, 
Brookfield, and a few other towns, this has been done ; also of bap- 
tisms from church records. If clergymen and clerks of parishes 
would furnish these, they would be invaluable to us ; and if indexed 
still more useful in making up the genealogy of families. Mat- 
ters pertaining to family history are becoming more and more valua- 
ble, even in a pecuniary point of view, in settling lawful claims. I 
commend this subject to the attention of members of this society in 
regard to their own towns. 

Another matter is of great importance, namely, procuring in- 
scriptions from our older cemeteries. Few things in regard to 
New England history are more interesting. Names and dates can 
be found there that you will look for in vain elsewhere. These old 
stones are crumbling and decaying, and in a few years many 
names will be gone that are now visible. Of the fifteen hundred 
inscriptions copied by our associate, Mr. William B. Trask, in the 
old Dorchester burying ground, some of them are not to be found 
elsewhere. Almost forty-five years ago this cemetery was remod- 
elled, the old head and foot stones being gathered and placed more 
symmetrical than before. In the progress of this work, fragments 
were thrown against the embankment walls by the laborers. Mr. 

146 President Wilder *s Address, [April, 

Trask picked out many such and put them together so as to tell 
their own true story, and not as the poet says, " guessed and spelled 
out Scipio." Where he could not find the whole, he would save 
sometimes the most essential part. 

Many of our historical and genealogical works have risen to the 
rank of a science of the most interesting and inviting character, 
often exercising a fascination as great as that of searching for hidden 
treasures or "prospecting" for mines of gold or precious stones, but 
with infinitely more valuable results, inasmuch as human life is 
more valuable than earthly treasures or inert matter. See with what 
energy the genealogist pursues his laborious investigations. With 
what avidity he catches at the trail of locality or name that may 
lead to a development for which he is searching. Witness the satis- 
faction he evinces when he can bring to light the chain which con- 
nects the successive generations of which he is a corresponding link, 
brought again on earth, as it were, with the history of their lives, 
to the surprise of their descendants. 

" During the two hundred and twenty-five years from the landing 
of the pilgrims in the harbor of Plymouth to the year of our incor- 
poration, scarcely anything had been done in this department," 
says Mr. Slafter. In all this period only about twenty-five attempts 
to publish family history were made, and "the whole together do 
not equal in extent a single volume of our larger and more recent 
works in this department. But the stimulating influence of this 
society, and the facilities for investigation offered by its library, 
have been followed by marvellous and almost incredible results." 
During this period there have been published in this country some 
hundreds of distinct family histories or genealogies. Most of these 
have been prepared with great care, reaching back to the emigrant 
ancestor and down to the present time, so that many a person may 
now trace with great certainty his line of descent through the va- 
rious generations of his family, and containing the names of thou- 
sands upon thousands of persons in whose veins have coursed the 
blood of this same ancestor. 

Some may inquire, Of what use is all this research into the dead 
past, this poring over the musty records of by-gone days, this everlast- 
ing labor to complete a good family pedigree? We reply, they bring 
together long forgotten or estranged relatives, warm up the hearts 
of thousands more or less connected in the past, unfold the his- 
tory and preserve the memory of thousands gone long ago to their 
last home, enkindle a desire to preserve the names and memories of 
those of the loved and lost, and last and not least, preserve the 
history and progress of our country, and especially the customs and 
manners and principles of our progenitors from the days when they 
left the fatherland for the shores of this New World. Thus fami- 
lies long separated are brought together in a general sympathy of 
purpose, which has made our own New England a vitalizing power 

1878.] President Wilder's Address. 147 

not only at home, but over the great "West, down the Pacific slopes, 
and wherever her sons and daughters have planted their habitations 
on earth. 

With equal propriety might we inquire of what use have been 
the researches of Kepler or Herschel, or modern astronomers, pierc- 
ing with almost superhuman power into the illimitable space of 
the starry world ; of what use are the investigations of a Cuvier or 
an Agassiz, of a Darwin or a Gray, into the vegetable or animal 
kingdom, — tracing from the lowest types of vegetable or animal 
life, their gradation and infinite diversity, up to him who was 
made but a little lower than the angels. See with what enter- 
prise they pursue their investigations of nature, from the hum- 
blest flower that peeps from under Alpine snows to the gorgeous 
orchid that adorns and garlands a tropic clime ; from the tiny 
lichen that lives but for a day, to the aged Sequoia, towering 
among the clouds, whose birth takes date centuries before our 
Saviour walked on earth. In a word, we might as well ask 
of what use is man, a breathing, living, thoughtful being, — man, ex- 
ploring the fathomless depths of science, now penetrating with almost 
angel scope the infinite depths of the firmament above, now speak- 
ing with tongue of fire, through earth, air and water, from pole to 
pole, and now unlocking, as it were, the cabinet of nature's labora- 
tory, unfolding to view the secret springs of her wonder-working 
power. To these inquiries we reply, much every way. They 
enlarge the boundaries of human knowledge, add to the comforts and 
happiness of mankind, bring to light information which connects the 
past with the present, exhibit the conquest of mind over matter, 
the dominion of man over nature, display the wisdom, power and 
glory of an Infinite mind, lift up the heart to the source of all cre- 
ative power, and illustrate the wonderful and beautiful economy 
of Providence, by which the whole universe is regulated, and by 
which moral and physical progress may be advanced until absolute 
perfection is attained . 

The researches into family history, although of so recent date, 
have enriched our library with a vast store of material in printed form, 
so as to be available for the student of history. These materials are 
continually increasing, and will, in the course of time, be quadru- 
pled and filled with the minute history of different generations and 
periods. Then we shall possess the best material with which to 
write a true history of all the families that have inhabited our 
land, what they have done for our country, for the cause of lib- 
erty, education, agriculture, commerce, manufactures, mechanics, 
and whatever has aided in giving power and progress to a great 
and growing nation. And as time advances, these results will be 
realized, results which will more and more astonish the world. 
Even now there is no where to be found such a mass of material 
as our own shelves and archives contain of the lives and influence 

148 President Wilder 1 s Address. [April, 

of New England men and women, who have gone forth as educa- 
tors and benefactors of the world. 

When we look back to former ages, we are constantly remind- 
ed of the great lessons of wisdom which they teach. The history 
and memoirs of the past have exerted a most powerful influence 
in moulding the character and destiny of mankind. This is evinced 
in the history not only of individuals, but of communities and na- 
tions, producing like results in all periods of past time. As genera- 
tion succeeds generation, so the acquisitions in intelligence, science 
and civilization of each are handed down to us, presenting, as it were, 
the very form and feature of each age, speaking to us like living 
preachers. It was well said by my beloved pastor, the Rev. James 
H. Means, D.D. : "From age to age you can trace national opinions, 
prejudices, aims ; a type of character, reappearing ever, as does the 
type of form and feature. Thus the departed live in their pro- 
longed influence. The dead 

1 are sceptered sovereigns, 
Who still rule our spirits from their urns.' " 

On this point I would remark that it should not differ in any 
essential feature from that of the past. It may be more exact, more 
thorough, and more comprehensive, but in the same channel, deeper 
and broader as years go on, like the current of a mighty river. Our 
foundations were well laid in the beginning. The field which we 
appropriated was wisely selected. It should never be abandoned 
until all its choice fruit has been gathered in. We have, in fact, 
gentlemen, but just entered upon our work. The family and local 
history of New England comprehends a vast subject, with an infi- 
nite number of elements and features yet to be unfolded and brought 
into the light. The few hundred volumes relating to these two 


branches of our work, mostly gathered up and put into print since 
the organization of this society, are but as a unit among the thou- 
sands that are to follow in the drift of the popular interest and taste. 
It is not an unwarrantable assumption to say that we are largely 
responsible for the creation of this interest and the culture of this 
taste. It is therefore not only our province, but our duty, to see 
that the work which we planned and organized, and have nurtured 
for so many years, should be wisely, efficiently and thoroughly done 
in the future. It is no part of our duty, as an organized body, 
to write history, or to explore its rich domains. This belongs 
to the individual mind. But it is plainly our duty to furnish 
the means or instrumentalities by which historical investigations 
are to be carried forward. Among the foremost of these is a 
library, rich in historical material, comprehending all that may 
be gathered together for the elucidation of the numberless topics that 
enter into this department of study. We cannot fully understand 
the history of our fathers, whether they came in the " May Flower " 

1878.] President Wilder's Address. 149 

or a few years later, unless we know much that went before, and 
much that has transpired since, their day. The voyages that 
were undertaken for the exploration of our Atlantic coast, from the 
time of John Cabot to the expedition of the pilgrims, hold a close 
historical relation to the final permanent settlement of English colo- 
nies along our coast. Few of us know much of this interesting period 
of American history. You will perhaps be surprised when I state 
that an estimate of the number of volumes that throw light on this 
period, founded on a knowledge of collections that have actually 
been made, rises to more than four thousand distinct titles. 
Most, if not all of these volumes should, sooner or later, be placed 
upon our shelves. The historical books published in the seventeenth 
century furnish a picture of our fathers in the early days of New 
England. We cannot spare a single one of these ; we should have 
them all in our possession. And now when we come to the eight- 
eenth and nineteenth centuries, a period of struggle, conquest and 
growth, there is not a line of our history in all these years, whether 
it be in portly volumes or in fugitive pamphlets, that should not be 
accessible to the investigators that frequent our library. But be- 
side what is already in print, there is a vast amount of manuscript 
history in the form of letters and other documents, that ought to be 
preserved, and ought to be accessible. If this material remains in 
the hands of families and individuals, it will sooner or later perish, 
as so many precious things have done in the past. We give a free 
and general invitation to all, who have such material, to place it in 
our strong room, constructed to resist the power of fire — that boon 
of Providence to which we owe so much, but which has neverthe- 
less been so destructive to historical manuscripts both private and 

But one other method by which this society may advance the in- 
terests of the work in which we have embarked, is by printing im- 
portant historical documents. This, as I have already shown, we 
have largely done in the past, through our quarterly magazine. 
Let its pages in all future time be freighted with the same kind of 
material that has enriched and given character to it from the begin- 
ning. Let it continue, year by year, to accumulate, in its added 
volumes, the printed copies of rare and ancient manuscript letters, 
journals, commissions, and numberless other papers, which are sure, 
sooner or later, to throw light upon some obscure passage of our 
early history. Let it be the depository of facts, and not of private 
views or of individual opinions. Let it continue to mirror forth the 
manners, customs, habits, thoughts and feelings of our fathers in 
their own language, in their homely phrase, their antiquated spell- 
ing and their obsolete words. This is the kind of record that has 
given and will continue to give to our Register an enviable posi- 
tion among the publications of the land. No historical work in 
these days can survive, or ought to survive, the miserable day of 
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150 President Wilder' s Address, [April, 

its birth, which cannot be relied upon for the accuracy and truthful- 
ness of its facts. It is this characteristic, tested by more than 
thirty years' experience, which has caused complete sets of our pub- 
lication to be sought for of late by public libraries and historical soci- 
eties far and near, throughout the whole extent of our land. 

And now a word in regard to the duty of the present. When 
we consider the examples of the past, the influence of the discove- 
ries, improvements, opinions and principles of former generations, 
how they have made and controlled the condition of society — 
how the force of moral character and christian principle has pulsated 
through the generations that have preceded us, we feel the respon- 
sibility that rests upon us to be faithful in our own day and genera- 
tion in transmitting to those who are to follow us the inestimable pri- 
vileges we enjoy, and thus to promulgate and perpetuate those cardi- 
nal virtues which are to permeate and influence the intellectual, moral 
and political condition of the world. We are not only responsible 
as a society, but as individuals. We all have a share in this noble 
work. Well did Mr. Winthrop remark : " Consciously or un- 
consciously, intentionally or accidentally, each one of us, according 
to our opportunity, our powers and our employment of them, is en- 
gaged in the formation of public opinion ; each one of us has an 
individual responsibility for its course and character." 

Where but for this and similar institutions would have been the 
history of our own New England ? Where but for continued efforts 
by these institutions will the pages of future history be preserved from 
the tooth of time? Without these, what hope should we have that 
the record of our generation or of ourselves would not be buried in the 
oblivion of death? Who does not feel an interest in, and who is not 
grateful for the preservation of those examples of intellectual and 
moral worth which New England history presents ? Who is so un- 
mindful of the advantages which we have derived from the examples 
of our fathers, in the patriotism, valor and virtue which warmed their 
hearts in the cause of civil and religious liberty, whose commis- 
sion was to establish a free government more powerful than that which 
ever bore the sign manual of potentate or prince ? Who so unmind- 
ful of his birth, home and country, as not to desire to know from 
whence he came, who his ancestors were, what they have done, and 
to inquire what he is doing for the welfare of his fellow man ? and 
who does not feel a pride in tracing his descent through a long line 
of noble ancestors, his heart glowing with fervor to emulate the 
examples of the illustrious men ? 

Never before has the world witnessed such striking and impres- 
sive examples of the influence of these principles as has been seen 
in American history. Never before have we realized the benefit of 
those principles in controlling the destinies of the world. Who in 
the past could have dreamed of the mighty results to the cause of 
freedom and the rights of conscience which have followed the planting 
of our free institutions ? 

1878.] Autobiographical Memoir of William Rotch, 151 

But these are not the results of chance ; no, they are the natural 
sequence of those pure, noble and patriotic principles which have 
made our country what it is, and on which will ever depend the 
welfare of the world — principles which shall stimulate to deeds of 
the most philanthropic and elevating character to advance the cause of 
human happiness and worth — principles which shall continue through 
the lapse of ages, to repeat their lessons of wisdom, virtue and renown. 

The towering monument will crumble to the ground ; the mighty 
concourse that now inhabit the earth will be swept with the blast of 
death, like dust from the face of the earth, but the memorials of the 
illustrious dead will live while the heart of man shall throb for the 
welfare of his race. They shall live forever ! 

And now, in view of what our society has accomplished, and of 
the importance of our work, let me urge you to renewed efforts for 
its advancement in the future. 

Let it not be said of us, that 

11 Life's but a walking shadow ; a poor player 
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage, 
And then is heard no more." 

Oh, no ; rather let us work on, full of hope and courage, con- 
fident that the future of this society will be as prosperous as the past 
has been auspicious. May we have the satisfaction of believing 
that we have done something to rescue from oblivion the history of 
our fathers, something which shall perpetuate the sacred memories of 
the past, something that shall live when we are gone. And when 
we shall be called to join the great procession of the dead, may we 
retire to rest like the setting sun curtained with clouds of crimson 
and gold, bright harbingers of a fairer to-morrow ; and may the close 
of our lives be as radiant with the hopes of a glorious hereafter, where 
the history of our race shall be registered in full, where the annals 
of time shall be inscribed on the tablets of eternity, and the family 
of man be gathered, as at first in the presence of the Lord, to go 
no more out forever. 



Communicated by Frederick C. Sanford, Esq., of Nantucket, Mass. 
[Continued from page 42.] 

WE obtained an order as heretofore, respecting the property in 
our harbor, and twenty-four permits for the fishery, and I 
returned home much improved in my health. It was necessary to 
secrete these documents from American cruisers, but such was the 

152 Autobiographical Memoir of William Rotch. [April, 

difficulty of distinguishing them that two were presented to Ameri- 
can armed vessels, who immediately took the vessels as prizes. This 
occasioned us to pursue other means for the security of these small 
privileges, though very useful to us, which I shall mention hereafter. 

We were now brought into the most imminent danger, which no 
human effort could check, much less prevent. Nothing short of the 
interposition of Divine Providence preserved us from apparent ruin, 
several sloops of war and a number of transports intending to pay us 
a destructive visit. They were in sight of us in the day time three 
days, near Cape Poge (Martha's Vineyard). They got under way 
three mornings successively, and stood for the island with a fair wind, 
which each morning came round against them, and the tide too came 
round against them, which obliged them to their anchorage, still in 
view of us. Before they could make the fourth attempt, orders came 
for their return to New York for some other expedition. Thus we 
were mercifully relieved for that time, after more fearful apprehen- 
sion than any we had before witnessed. Messengers were arriving 
one after another, and twice I was called up in the night with the 
disagreeable information that they were at hand. A solemn time 
indeed it was, and can never be obliterated from my memory while 
life and reason are vouchsafed. 

I was with two men and two women friends captured in going to 
our quarterly meeting at Sandwich, by a British privateer from New 
York. They had just before taken a cedar boat, and ordered us to 
depart in it immediately, having first plundered us of what money 
we possessed, but they took neither baggage nor provisions from us. 
The vessel was mine, and I pleaded earnestly for her, and some- 
times nearly obtained a majority to give her to us, but another can 
of grog would be stirred up by those who would not consent to re- 
lease her, and this never failed to gain several to their side. They 
repeatedly ordered us to be gone, but we refused, still pleading for 
our vessel, until the captain called to the prize-master to know why 
he did not send us away. He replied, :f They will not go." He 
then sent a furious fellow to drive us away. Samuel Starbuck and 
I were standing together. He approached us with an uplifted cut- 
lass and a violent countenance, saying, " Begone into the boat, or 
I'll cut your heads off." I looked him earnestly in the face, eye to 
eye, and with a pretty stern accent said, " I am not afraid of thy 
cutting my head off. We are prisoners. Treat us as such, but 
do not talk of cutting our heads off." He dropped his arm and 
seemed struck at my boldness. There were now two vessels com- 
ing rapidly in pursuit, and we thought it time to be off. They soon 
retook our vessel, and pursued the privateer and took her, but her 
men left her in their boat, and got on shore on the Vineyard. They 
hunted them, and took all except that one who talked of cutting our 
heads off. He made his escape. Our vessel being taken, I reco- 
vered her by paying salvage, as did a young man most of his 
money, who had two hundred dollars taken from him. 

1878.] Autobiographical Memoir of 'William Rotch. 153 

I now return to the permits granted by Admiral Digby. The 
American cruisers generally had knowledge of our whaling vessels 
having them, therefore every deception and disguise was resorted to 
to entrap them. They were successful in drawing the permits from 
two, taking them as prizes. It was now evident that we could pro- 
ceed no further without having permits from both contending pow- 
ers. Accordingly the town was convened, and Samuel Starbuck and 
myself were sent to Congress to represent our distressed condition, 
and endeavor to procure their permission as well as that of the Brit- 
ish, for a few vessels. We set off in mid- winter, and arrived in 
Philadelphia where Congress was sitting. We opened our business 
first to Gen. Lincoln, Samuel Osgood, Nathaniel Gorham and Tho- 
mas Fitzsimmons. The first was minister of war, others were 
members of Congress, and the last was a great commercial man. 
To them we opened our business. We drew up a memorial, but 
did not present it until we had an opportunity of stating our case 
to the most influential members. Among them was President Mad- 
ison, who, as well as the others, treated us with great civility, and 
appeared to take an interest in our sufferings. We went to one of 
the Massachusetts members, who resided in Boston. He was greatly 
prejudiced against us. I fell in with him alone, and conversed about 
two hours with him, endeavoring to impress him with our situation, 
and the necessity of our having the aid of Congress, but apparently 
without effect. At last I asked him these questions : "Is the whale 
fishery worth preserving to this country ?" "Yes." "Can it be 
preserved in the present state of things in any place except Nan- 
tucket?" "No." "Can we pursue it unless you and the British 
will both give us permits ? " " No." " Then where is the difficulty? " 
Thus we parted. We reported this conversation to our before men- 
tioned friends. 

We had now drawn our memorial, and desired them to look over 
it. They approved it, and advised us to get the same person to 
present it. Accordingly we repaired to his apartments, requested 
him to examine it and give us his judgment whether our statements 
appeared correct. He approved it. We then requested him, if 
agreeable to him, to present it to Congress. He accepted and pre- 
sented it accordingly. It was deliberated upon, and a disposition 
appeared in Congress to give their aid to its accomplishment. They 
actually granted to us thirty-five permits for the whale fishery. They 
were delivered to us, and the next day a vessel arrived from Europe 
bringing a rumor of a provisional treaty of peace having been signed 
by our ministers and the British government, to take place when 
the peace between England and France should be concluded ; and 
it was not long before the official account of it reached Philadelphia. 
Thus ended this destructive war, with the separation of the United 
States from Great Britain. 

Our arduous labors, after five or six weeks' detention, were now 
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154 Autobiographical Memoir of William Rotch. [April, 

terminated, and might have been spared if we had apprehended that 
peace had been so near. The British were still to hold New York 
for a limited time. I obtained permission to visit that city for the 
accomplishment of some business, and then returned home. The 
happy return of peace was now enjoyed in the United States, but 
poor Nantucket, whose distresses did not end with the war, though 
rejoiced at the event, still seemed doomed for a time to ruin. Sepa- 
rated from Great Britain, the only market of consequence for sperm 
oil, we were brought under the alien duty of £18 sterling per tun, 
a duty laid upon aliens to encourage British subjects. Such we then 
were, and the duty had its full effect upon us. Sperm oil was sold 
at Nantucket after the peace for £17 sterling per tun, which, before 
we were separated, was worth £30 stg. £25 sterling was necessary 
to cover expense and leave a very moderate profit to the owners. 
Thus a loss of nearly £8 sterling per tun attended the business. We 
continued it for years at a certain loss in hopes that some favorable 
turn might take place, but no prospect appearing, and the loss I 
had sustained by the revolutionary war (about $60,000) had so re- 
duced my property that I found it necessary to seek some new expe- 
dient to prevent the loss of all. I found no probable alternative but 
to proceed to England and endeavor to pursue the fishery from there. 
I accordingly took passage in my ship Maria,* accompanied by my 
son Benjamin, and sailed from Nantucket on the 4th of 7th month, 
1785. We had a fine passage of twenty-three days, in five of which, 
having easterly winds, we only made one day's sail forward. 

I proceeded to London, calling on my old friend Dr. William 
Cooper, at Rochester, who with his family proceeded to England in 
this same ship two years before, and requested him to accompany 
me to London, which he kindly did. When we reached Shooter's 
Hill, in full view of London and eight miles distant, forcibly feeling 
the great distance which separated me from my family, myself a 
stranger in that land, the occasion that drew me there, and the un- 
certainty of its answering any valuable purpose, I was overwhelmed 
with sorrow and my spirits so depressed, that in looking towards 
that great city, no pleasant pictures were presented to my view ; but 
I found it would not do to give way to despondency. Reason re- 
sumed her sway. I was there, and something must be attempted. 

We reached London, and I took lodgings for myself and my son 
Benjamin at Thomas WagstafFs in Grace-church Street. Our first 
journey was to the West of England, in which we had the valuable 
company of my friend James Phillips. We visited the coast, from 
Southampton to Falmouth, in search of a good place for the whale 
fishery, if we should conclude to form an establishment in the island. 
We found several ports suitable to the purpose, but none that we 
preferred to Falmouth. In that large harbor there are several smaller 

* Built for a privateer, 1782, now owned by Thomas R. Rodman, and at sea. 

W. S. R., 1861. 

1878.] Autobiographical Memoir of William Rotch. 155 

that would do well for the business. I had very favorable offers 
of divers places, but I was only on a discovery and did not wish to 
entangle myself. After viewing the coast and spending some days 
in Plymouth, we took a circuitous route and returned to London. 
At Bristol I visited the grave of my brother Joseph, who died there 
eighteen years before.* 

My next object was to know what encouragement we could obtain 
from the British government. My friend Robert Barclay perceiving 
what my business was, spoke to Harry Beaufoy, a member of Par- 
liament, who introduced me to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, the 
great William Pitt, then about twenty-seven years of age. He re- 
ceived me politely and heard me patiently. I laid before him our 
ruinous situation, saying, ? When the war commenced, we declared 
against taking any part in it, and strenuously adhered to this deter- 
mination, thus placing ourselves as a neutral island. Nevertheless, 
you have taken from us about two hundred sail of vessels, valued at 
£200,000 sterling, unjustly and illegally. Had the war been found- 
ed on a general declaration against America, we should have been 
included; but it was predicated on a rebellion, consequently none 
could have been included in it but such as were in arms, or those 
that were aiding such. We have done neither. As a proof of 
our being without the reach of your declaration, you sent commis- 
sioners to restore peace to America, in which any province, county 
or town that should make submission and receive pardon, should be 
reinstated in its former situation. As we had not offended, we had 
no submission to make or pardon to ask ; and certainly it is very 
hard if we do not stand on better ground than those who have 
offended ; consequently we remained a part of your dominions until 
separated by the peace." This last sentence I pressed very closely 
whenever I with propriety could introduce it, knowing it was a ma- 
terial point. After I had done, he paused some time and then 
answered : :? Undoubtedly you are right, Sir. Now what can we 
do for you?" I told him that, in the present situation of things, the 
principal part of our inhabitants must leave the island. Some would 
go into the country. "A part," continued I, "wish to continue 
the whale fishery wherever it can be pursued to advantage ; there- 
fore my chief business is to lay our distressed situation before this 
nation, and to ascertain if the fishery is an object worth giving such 
encouragement for a removal to England, as the subject deserves." 
Thus our conversation ended, and I withdrew with my friend Harry 

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Communicated by William Richard Cutter, of Lexington, Mass., with Notes. 

[Continued from page 73.] 

[1778, September.] Tuesday, 9th. Clear weather. Mr. Wrenn and 
Mr. Duckett came and paid us our money ; likewise informed us that it 
was certainly agreed upon by the ministry to have us exchanged, and it 
laid wholly with Dr. Franklin when the time should be fixed. Likewise 
were brought here, by a file of soldiers and about one dozen of five pounders, 
three of our officers ; and in an hour afterward the press-gangs brought nine 
more and one Frenchman by himself, which makes in the whole sixteen as 
yet that are taken and brought back, and committed to the damned Black 
Hole for forty days. About five o'clock this afternoon there were four 
more fetched back by the press-gangs, and committed like the rest. Mr. 
Martin came out of the hospital this day, &c. &c. # 

Wednesday, 10th. Clear weather. This morning about eleven o'clock 
there were six more brought back, all hand-cuffed two by two ; they were 
taken forty miles off by scouting parties of the soldiers sent on purpose. 
Nothing more at present. 

Thursday, 11th. Clear weather. This afternoon one more of our offi- 
cers was brought back by a constable, taken within thirty-five miles of 
London ; came in a post chaise. Great talks of an exchange taking place 
for prisoners in France. Report is that Admiral Keppel has had an en- 
gagement with the French fleet ; the particulars we have not heard as yet. 

Friday, 12th. Cloudy and a little rain. Mr. Wrenn came here this 
forenoon, but could not gain admittance ; came again in the afternoon with 
liberty, with things for the people. Mr. Wrenn assured us that we should 
be exchanged soon. It laid only with our Agent in France. 

Saturday, 13th. Fine clear weather. Nothing remarkable this day. 

Sunday, 14th. Fine weather. Nothing but wrangling and fighting with 
Blee, Carny and Reed in the afternoon (as they are the Dublin bullies). t 
The boys fell on them and gave them a good basting, and afterward had 
them (three) with one Baxter^ in the Black Hole, among the French- 
men — it's a hell on earth there ! Now the house is at peace. 

Monday, 15th. Clear weather. The bullies continue in the Black Hole 
yet. Great talks of a battle between the two fleets, &c. &c. 

Tuesday, 16th. Clear weather. Mr. Wrenn and Mr. Duckett, Esq., 
came and paid us our money, and assured us of an immediate exchange. 

Wednesday, 17th. Cloudy and rainy this day. Orders came down from 
London, this day twelve o'clock, from the Admiralty, for the releasement of 
all our officers out of the Black Hole (an indulgence never before granted 

* See entry for August 16, 1778. 

t Charles Blee, Charles Carny, and Patrick Reed, all of the Montgomery, belonging 
to Philadelphia — see Roll — committed to Forton Prison, Aug. 8, 1777. Charles Carny 
entered the British service on board of a man-of-war near the close of 1778 — see entry in 
Journal, for Dec. 19, 1778. These parties were released from the Black Hole, Oct. 11, 1778 — 
see Journal. 

X William Baxter, master's mate, of the Montgomery, of Philadelphia — see Roll — com- 
mitted to prison, Aug. 8, 1777 ; released from the Black Hole, Oct. 11, 1778— see Journal. 

VOL. XXXII. 15* 

166 A. Yankee Privateer sman in Prison. [April, 

since I came here, who was one of the very first) ; but all upon half allow- 
ance yet. 

Thursday, 18th. Clear weather. Mr. Wrenn came, but could not come 
in as usual. The people went to the turnkey's house, that he wanted. I 
went, when he assured me of our certain exchange, as before. Like- 
wise twenty-three French prisoners came here from on board of a letter of 
marque that was brought in here this day. They were taken among the 
English fleet of merchantmen, and had taken three prizes, and sent them 
for France. They were out only seven days from Dunkirk ; left two more 
armed brigs in the fleet when they were taken. 

Friday, 19th. Clear weather. The officers (French) are sent this day 
on their parole of honor. Likewise informs us of Lord Howe's being 
blown up, attempting to set fire to the French Admiral ;* and various other 
accounts concerning American affairs. 

Saturday, 20th. Clear weather. Great talks of our being sent on board 
a prison ship, to make room for French prisoners. Mr. Duckett came here 
this morning, and gave all the officers that were in the Black Hole one 
shilling each. 

Sunday, 21st. Clear weather. It is the talk in general that newspapers 
are stopped ; likewise the posts ; as we have sent different people to Gos- 
port and Portsmouth, but could get no papers. Likewise a letter from 
Portsmouth confirms our going on board the prison ship. 

Monday, 2 2d. Clear weather. We had been undermining the prison 
these three or four days ; but this day it was found out, and a stop put to 
our making our escape for this time. 

Tuesday, 23d. Clear weather. Mr. Duckett came and paid us our 
money, Mr. Wrenn being out of town. Nothing remarkable this day. 

Wednesday, 24th. Clear weather. Last night one of the French pris- 
oners died very suddenly in his hammock ; this afternoon was carried away 
to be buried. 

Thursday, 25th. Fine weather. Came on shore, and were committed, 
six American prisoners belonging to Salem, Capt. Smith and his officers, 
taken by the Triton frigate.f Capt. Smith commanded a small schooner, 
mounting swivels only. He left Salem in May last ; brought us no news. 

Friday, 26th. Clear weather. Nothing remarkable this day, &c. 

Saturday, 27th. Clear weather. Nothing remarkable this day, &c. 

Sunday, 28th. Cloudy and raw cold. This day twenty-five of the French 
prisoners made their escape out of the other yard ; nine of which are re- 
taken and brought back again. 

Monday, 29th. Clear and cold. No more of the French prisoners 
brought back this night. No news remarkable this day. 

Tuesday, 30th. Clear weather. Mr. Wrenn and Mr. Duckett came ; 
paid us our money, as usual ; brought no news. 

Wednesday (31st)4 Cloudy weather ; no rain. This day one of the 
French prisoners died in the hospital. 

Thursday, 1st October. Clear weather. Mr. Wrenn came and brought 
us the news of his having a letter from Dr. Franklin, in France, where he 
positively affirms that we shall be exchanged very soon. Last night two 

* The contributor finds nothing to substantiate this report. 

f Their names are given in Roll under date of September " 24," 1778. Silas Smith was 
the captain. 
X See note, under entry for Sept. 7, previous. 

1878.] A. Yankee Privateersman in Prison, 167 

Frenchmen out of our house, found means to make their escape, and have 
got off clear. 

Friday, 2d. Clear weather. Great hopes of an exchange. We have 
certain news of the Fox frigate being taken, and fifteen sail of merchant- 
men with her ; had the captain and forty hands killed.* 

Saturday, 3d. Clear weather. One of the French prisoners in the other 
yard has a letter from France, which gives an account of an English ninety- 
four gun ship's being taken. This day the two Frenchmen that made their 
escape were taken, and brought back again and committed to the Black 

Sunday, 4th. Cloudy and rainy. In great hopes of being exchanged. 

Monday, 5th. Clear weather. Last night died in the hospital, one Robert 
Cameron (a Scotch lad), belonging to the Oliver Cromwell, privateer.f This 
day we have it in the newspapers, of the Boston, Providence and Ranger 
frigates having taken fourteen merchantmen, with the convoy, a frigate, and 
sent them into France.! 

Tuesday, 6th. Cloudy and rainy weather. Last night came on shore 
seven French prisoners, and were committed here. Mr. Wrenn and Mr. 
Duckett came and paid us our money, and assured us that our exchange 
was every day expected, which kept us in high spirits. Have received 
several letters from our officers that made their escape and got to France, 
which gives us great encouragement. 

Wednesday, 7th. Rainy weather. This day the jury sat on Robert 
Cameron, as is customary among prisoners, &c. (This day began retailing.) 
In great hopes. They have allowed us both lights and sentinels once more. 

Thursday, 8th. Clear and pleasant weather. This day came here forty- 
two French prisoners from on board the guardship. Mr. Wrenn came here, 
and still assures us of our exchange. This day Mr. Horn died ; he acted 
as a lamplighter for us ; this makes the third that has died in that and a 
turnkey's station. 

Friday, 9th. Clear weather. Last night were brought here from Win- 
chester Gaol, one American and two Frenchmen, that made their escape 
from this prison the fifth of August last, and have been in Winchester 
Bridewell ever since. They have taken both lights and sentinels out of 
our prison once more. Parliament is prorogued to the 12th of November 
next, for reasons best known to themselves. 

Saturday, 10th. Clear weather. This day came on shore thirty-two 
French prisoners ; likewise five are gone on their parole. We still remain 
in high spirits. 

Sunday, 11th. Fine weather. This morning our men came out of the 
Black Hole — Baxter, Reed, &c.§ No more news for us at present, but 
still continues as before. Everything runs in our favor all through Eng- 
land, &c. 

Monday, 12th. Clear weather. This morning was found a hole in the 
French prison, done by undermining, about twelve yards in length ; none 
got off. We still continue in high spirits as yet. 

* This was the Fox, 28, British, which had been captured by the Hancock frigate, and 
recaptured by the Flora, the year previous. — Vide British Account in Town and Country 
Magazine, for 1777, pp. 446, 447 ; also Gentleman's Mag. for 1778, p. 546. 

t Robert Cameron, of the Oliver Cromwell privateer — see Roll— committed to Forton 
Prison, Oct. 13, 1777. See entry in Journal for Oct. 7, 1778. 

X The Boston, Providence and Ranger frigates (all of the United States Navy). John 
Paul Jones had commanded the Ranger, in which he made a famous cruise, April, 1778, in 
the Irish Channel. Vide Register, xxvi. 110, &c. 

§ See notes under entry for Sept. 14, 1773. 

168 A. Yankee Privateer sman in Prison. [April, 

Tuesday, 13th. Fine weather. Mr. Wrenn and Mr. Duckett came and 
paid us our money, as usual. Last [night ?] made their escape, twenty-one 
French prisoners ; four of whom were retaken ; the rest got clear off. 

Wednesday, 14th. Clear weather. Seventeen French prisoners came 
on shore, and committed to prison. We still continue in high spirits as yet. 
This day Mr. Dawkins (printer, Gosport)* came up to see me, and still con- 
firms the news we have already had. 

Thursday, 15 th. Clear weather. Nothing remarkable this day but the 
taking of the St. Albion, an English seventy-four, and carried into Brest, t 

Friday, 16th. Fine weather. In great hope that an exchange of prison- 
ers will take place for those in France. 

Saturday, 17th. Mr. Lock went into the cook-room, in the room of Mr. 
Hall, to do duty as chief cook, &c. &c4 

Sunday, 18th. Fine weather. Nothing remarkable this day. 

Monday, 19 th. Clear weather. In great hopes of an exchange. Mr. 
Lock came out of the cook-room. 

October 20th. Cloudy and rainy. Mr. Wrenn and Mr. Duckett came 
and paid us our money, and told us the ships were expected every day to 
carry us over to France. Likewise came on shore seven American pris- 
oners taken in the Eagle brig, out of Boston. Dr. Allen is one of them ; 
by whom I have heard of my brother William and his family.§ 

Wednesday, 21st. Cloudy weather. Great news from America; we 
have not seen the newspapers yet. In great hopes yet. 

Thursday, 2 2d. Cloudy and rainy. We have it in the newspapers of 
the taking Rhode Island and destroying seven frigates ; taking four thousand 
five hundred British prisoners ; and a great deal of other news.|| 

Friday, 23d. Still continuing to rain. The news of the taking of the 
Albion, an English seventy-four gun ship, is confirmed, and after a slight 
engagement. This day the Buckinghamshire militia came here to do duty 
in the room of the Westminster. 

Saturday, 24th. Rainy, raw cold weather ; nothing remarkable this day. 

Sunday, 25th. Rainy ; raw cold as yet. It is the report this day that 
Lord Howe has arrived from America, but we have heard no news as yet. 
Gov. Johnston is likewise come in the same ship. IF 

Monday, 2Gth. Clear weather. This day Lord Howe came on shore, 
and set off immediately for London. He was chased by two French seven- 
ty-four gun ships, close to the back of the Isle of Wight, and with great 
difficulty got clear — only with the loss of his top-masts, &c. ## 

[To be continued.] 

* The name of Mr. Dawkins does not again appear in the Journal. He was evidently 
an acquaintance of the author, since he appears to have come to see him in particular. 

f See entry for Oct. 23, 1778. 

X Reuben Lock, of the crew of the Rising States — see Roll — committed to Forton Prison, 
June 14, 1777. See entry under Oct. 19, 1778, and note at the end of this Journal. Mr. 
Hall— David Hall, gunner, Yankee, Boston— see Roll and List of Officers appended — com- 
mitted to prison June 26, 1777. 

$ The names of these prisoners are given in Roll. Benjamin Allen was the doctor 

|| D'Estaing with his fleet approached Newport, R. I., August 1778, to attack the British, 
who were in possession of the place, when the British burned and sunk several of their 
frigates in the harbor to prevent their falling into his hands. The combined attack by the 
French fleet and the American forces, however, failed. 

H Gov. Johnstone, one of the British commissioners for treating with Congress— entry of 
Journal for April 16, 1778, &c. He attempted to bribe certain members of Congress. He 
had been a justifier of the Americans in Parliament, and governor of Florida. 

** Lord Howe, admiral, and brother of Gen. Sir William Howe. He arrived at St. Helens 
in ship Enffle, the 25th, and touched at Rhode Island on his return, 26th September.— Gen- 
tleman's Mag. for 1778, page 543. 

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Mary D. of m r John & Hanah Fulker — — 
Samuel S. of m r Samuel & Mercy Wolcot — 
John S. of m r James & Mary Brintnel — — 
Mercy D. of m r Richard & Mary Sutton — — 
Elizabeth D. of m r Matthew & Johnfon 

Lucy a Negroe maid of mr John Soley — — 
Thomas S. of m r Thomas & m s Joanna Jenner 
Elijah S. of m r Samuel & Phipps — — 

William S. of m r Jofiah & Hanah Harris — 
Katharine D. of m r Jofhuah & Abig Benjamin 
Elizabeth D. of m r Jofeph & Eliz. Frothingham 
Sarah D. of m r Ezekiel & Elizabeth Chever — 
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Anne D. of m r Conftant & Anna Freeman — Freeman 

Lucy D. of m r Charles (ju r ) & Ami Hunewel Hunewel 

Elizabeth D. of m r Jofeph & Dorothy Kidder Kidder 

Elizabeth D. of m r Timothy & Goodwin Goodwin 

Caleb S. of m r Caleb & Lampfon — — Lampfon 

Peter S. of Lincoln & Zilpah (a Baptiz'd negro) Peter 

Barret S. of m r Jofeph & Rand — — Rand 

Ifaac D. of m r Andrew & Mallet — — Mallet 

Hafiah D. of m r Amos, & Harris — — Harris 

Anne D. of m r Edward & Anne Newel — — Newel 

Abraham. S. of m r Solomon & Eliz Phipps — Phipps 
Thankful D. of m r John & Thankful Chamberlain Chamberlin 

William S. of m r William & Eaton — — Eaton 

Mary D. of m r John & Sprague — — Sprague 

Hanah D. of m r Nath. Frothingham jun r — Frothingham 

Benjamin S. of Daniel & Abigail Branch — Branch 

John S. of m r Manffield & Mary Tapley — — Tapley 

George S. of M r Daniel & M s Rebecca Ruff el Ruffel 

Caleb S. of Timothy & Mehitabel Swan — — Swan 

Seth S. of m r Seth Switz* jun r & — — Sweetser 

Mary D. of m r Stephen & Mary Boutcher — Boutcher 

Nathaniel S. of m r Samuel & M s Mary Cary — Cary 

William S. of m r William & m 8 Elizabeth Read Read 

Samuel S. of m r John & Rofe — — — Rofe 

Sarah D. of m r Jonathan & Anne Ramfdel — Ramfdell 

John S. of m r John & Ireland — — — Ireland 

Mary D. of m r John & Eliz Pierce — — — Pierce 

Baptized 1727 

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Simon S. of m r Simon & Ifabel Dart — — 
Joannah D. of m r Thomas & Joannah — 
Robert S. of m r James & Elizabeth Flucker 
Abigail D. of m r Stephen & Abigail Graunt 
Ifaac S. of Philip & Jane Vibert — — 
Hamond S. of m r Jofeph & Eliz Gowen 
Sufafiah D of m r John & m 8 Sufailah — 
Hanah D. of Charles & Sufannah White — 
Richard S. of m r Richard Fofter jur. — 
John S. of m r John Hall — — — — 
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William S of Roger & Conant — — Conant 

Elizabeth D. of John & Ruth Webber — — Webber 

William S of m r Jofeph Hopkins — — — Hopkins 

Eleazer S of m r Jonathan Dows — — — Dows 

Sarah D. of m r Benj. & Sarah Waters — — Waters 

Elizabeth D. of m r Jonathan Kettel — — — Kettel 
Samuel, Mercy, & Sarah, children of m r 

Samuel & Mercy Maxy 

Elizabeth Addams, an adult perfon — — — Addams 

Mercy D. of Michael & Bentley — — Bentley 

Stephen S. of Philipp & Hanah Gallifhon — Gallifhon 

Alice D. of Mr. John & Alice Phillips — — Phillips 
Katharine D of m r Christopher & Blatchford Blatchford 

John S of Ab [blot] Pilfberry — — — — Pilf berry 

Mary D of Samuel & Mercy — — Maxy 

Baptized 1728 

Page 352 — 

Priscilla D. of m r Matthew & Mercy Griff en — 
Stephen & Mary Twins of m r Stephen & 

Annah Hall ju r 
Abigail D. of m r David & Townfend — 

Elizabeth D of m r Barthol : & Trow — 

William S of m r Thomas & M rs Katharine Wyer 
Matthew S. of m r John & m s Dorcas Soley — 
Jonathan S. of m r Jonathan Edmunds jun r — 
Hanah D. of m r Jonathan Cary tertius — — 
John S. of m r Samuel & Huldah Eads — — 
Elizabeth D. of m r William Hopping — — 
Elizabeth D. of m r Jofeph Auftin jun r — — 
Sarah D. of m r Robert & Sarah Stone — — 
Sarah D. of m r Robert & Mercy Spring — — 
Benjamin S. of John & Rebecca Center — — 
Stephen & Hannah children of John Parker — 
Hannah D. of Charles & Hufsing — — 

Nathaniel S. of M r Richard & Kettel — 

Martha D. of M r Thomas & Jem. Stone — 
Jane D. of m r Samuel Addams ju r — — — 
Elizabeth D. of M r Andrew & Abigail Newel 
John. S of M r Elias (& Abigail) Stone jur — 
Jonathan S. of m r Ebenez r & Anna Grover — 
Mary D. of M' Peter & M 8 Sarah Calef — — 
Samuel S. of m r Thomas & Brazier — 

Elizabeth D. of m r John & M 8 Abigail Stephens 
Mary D. of m r Benj. & Reed — — — 

Thomas. S. of m r Nathaniel Cowdry — — 




























Baptized 1728 

— Page 353 — 

Thomas S. of m r Thomas & Joailah Jenner — Jenner 

Jonathan S. of m r Jonathan & Call — — Call 

Mary. D. of m r Joseph & Newel — — Newel 

John S. of m r John & Eliz. Goodwin — — Goodwin 

Nathan S. of Nathan & Eliz Webber — — Webber 

Sarah D. of Thomas & Abigail Maudlin — — Maudlin 

Mary D. of William & Badger — — Badger 

Peter S. of Lincoln & Zilpah Negroes. — — 

John S. of m r Thomas & Eliz. Weli'h — — Welfh 

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Octob 1 

Nov br 



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22 d 










23 d 

2 d 


23 d 




— Page 353 (Concluded). — 

Mary D. of m r Ifaac & Grace Parker — — Parker 

Elizabeth D. of m r Joseph & Hailah Grey — Grey 

Jonathan S. of m r Barnabas & Eliz Davis — Davis 

Mercy D. of m r Samuel & Mercy Wolcot — Wolcot 

James S. of m r Samuel Call — — — — Call 

Sarah D. of m* James & Kettel — — Kettel 

Edward S. of m r Nathaniel & Eliz: Wyer — Wyer 

Mary D. of m r Samuel & Larkin — — Larkin 

Abraham S. of m r Ebenezer & Rand — Rand 

Benjamin S. of m r Jof iah & Mary Henshaw — Henshaw 
Margarit, D. of m r Daniel [ ?] ju r & Margarit 

Lawrence Lawrence 

Samuel Green — — — — — — — Green 

Richard S. of m r Richard Call — — — — Call 

Michael, S. of M r John & M s Elizabeth — — Gill 

Samuel. S of Samuel & Nutting — — Nutting 

Samuel S. of Samuel & Alice Green — — Green. 

Lydia D. of m r Edward Larkin jun r — — Larkin. 

William S. of Robert and Alice Right — — Right. 

Jofeph S. of m r Nathaniel & Lampfon — Lampfon 

Baptized 1728 

Page 354 

Sarah D. of m r Nathaniel & M Southe 

Solomon S. of m r John Smith ju r — — 
Sarah D. of m r James & Mrgrit Sherman 
Jonathan S. of M r David & Abigail Sprague 
Mehitabel. D. of Caleb & Katharine Rand 
Elizabeth of m r William & M rs Eliz Read 
Sarah D of m r Peletiah & Sarah Webber 
Bartholomew S. of Jofeph & Mary Ballard 
John. S. of m r John Townfend — — — 

Benjamin S of m r Benj : & Sarah Wheeler 
Samuel. S. of m r Roger & Conant — 

Abraham S. of m r Adam & Rachel Waters ) 
Ifaac S. of Sd Adam & Rachel Waters ) 
Benj : [ ?] Jacob. S of m r Benj . Hurd — — 
Elizabeth D. of m r Robert & Eliz. Ball — — 
Mary D. of m r Thomas & Margarit Tailor, — 
Abraham S. of Philipp & Hafiah Gallishon — 
Ifaac. S. of M r Eleazer Johnfon (ju r ) & Eliz 

Mary D. of m r William & Mary Manly — — 
Stephen S. of M r Stephen & Pierce — 

Timothy S. of M r John & Alice Phillips — — 
Anna D. of m r Richard & Sutton — — 

Hannah D. of M r Caleb Lampfon — — — 
Stephen S. of m r Stephen & Abigail Grant — 
Elizabeth D. of m r Jofeph & Froft — 

Martha D. of m r Stephen Hall ju r & Anna — 




— Southe 

— Smith 

— Sherman 

— Rand 

— Read 

— Webber 

— Ballard 

— Townfend 

— Wheeler 

— Conant. 

— Waters. 

— Hurd. 










B [torn] 29 

Page 355 

John S. of mr Jona [torn] Annah Howard 
Hannah D. of m r Jofiah & Hannah Harris 
Eleazer S. of m r Jofeph & Eliz Lemmon — 
William | & ) Twins of m r Solomon & 
Thomas | Katharine Phipps 





172 Record-Book of the First Church in Charlestown. [April, 

— Page 355 (Concluded). — 

Edward S. of m r James & Hayes — — Hayes 

Mary D. of m r Michael & Winifred Brigden Brigden 

William S. of m r Timothy & Abigl Goodwin — Goodwin 

William S. of m r William & Katharine Bodman Bodman 

Rebecca D. of Jofeph & Rebecca Mirick — Mirick 

Elizabeth D. of William & Eliz. Pottam — — Pottam 

Richard S. of m r Stephen & M s Parnel Codman Codman 

Mary D. of m r John & Rand — — — Rand 

Sarah D. of m r Jonathan & Rand — — Rand 

Mary D. of m r Andrew & Abigail Newel — Newel 

Martha D. of M r Thomas & Martha Symmes — Symmes 

Parnel D. of M r Richard (& Fofter jun r Foster 

Thomas, S. of Phillip & Jane Vibert — — Vibert 

Anne D. of John & Anne Hall — — — — Hall 

Elizabeth D. of m r Edward & Mary Mirick — Mirick 

Sarah D. of mr John & Ireland — — Ireland 

John. S. of m r Jonathan & Anne Ramfdel — Ramfdel 

Ebenezer S. of m r Elias Stone ju r — — — Stone 
Thomas. S. of m r Nathaniel & Mehitabel Cowdry Cowdry 
Matthew, fil pofthum Defuncti Matthew & 

Mercy Griffen Griffen 
Henry Phillips S. of m r Tho: & M s Joanna Jenner Jenner 

Ifaac S. of Mansfield & Tapley — — Taply 

William S. of mr Nathaniel (ju r ) & Frothingham Frothingham 

Mary D. of m r Benj : & Waters — — Waters 






29 th 

20 th 
10 th 







12 th 



October 26. 

Nov 9 th 

Nov 23 

Dec 14 th 

Dec 21. 

Dec 28 

1729 I 30 
Jan 11th 

Baptized 1729 

— Page 356 — 

Jan 25 
Feb 8* 

Ebenezer S. of mr Ebenezer & Huldah Kent — 
Peter S. of 1> Peter & M s Sarah Calef — — 
Sarah D. of mr Jofeph & Ruth Hopkins — — 
Elizabeth D. of m r William & Hopping — 

Grace D. of m r Thomas & Grace Brigden — 
Chriftopher S of mr John & Eliz Goodwin — 
John S. of m r John & Martha Ivory — — — 
Elizabeth D. of m r David & Townfend — 

William S. of m r William & Badger — 

Elizabeth D of mr Edward & Martha Goodwin 
Abigail D. of mr Eliphalet & Abigail Newel — 
John S. of mr Henry & Poundig (? ?) 

Samuel S. of mr Samuel & Eades — — 

Caleb S. of mr Caleb & Rand — — — 

Hanah D. of mr Samuel & Cary — — 

Hephzibah D. of mr James & Capen — 

Efther D. of M r Richard & Anne Kettel — — 
Efther D. of M r Jonathan & Call — — 

Mary D. of M r Jonathan Dows ju r — — — 
Ruth D of mr Nath. & Eliz Wyer — — — 





















[Records of ordinations, 1713-23, occupy the remainder of this page, which in the reversal 
ana numbering from the back is 25. The Baptisms are continued on page 289.] 





22 d 

— Page 289 — 

Hephzibah D of m r Seth Sweetzer jur — — Sweetzer 
John S. of m r Ebenezr & m s Haliah Hough — Hough 
Hannah D of m r Charles Hanah Huffen [?] — Huffen 
Thomas S. of M r Samuel Addams — — — Addams 
Elizabeth D. of m r Solomon (jun r ) & Eliz Phipps Phipps 

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3 d 





— Page 289 (Concluded).— 

Mary D. of m r Andrew & Mallet — - 

Rebecca D. of mr John & Sprague — 

Sufanah D of mr John & Sufanah Hancock - 

Samuel, S. of m r Thomas Brazier — — — 

John Sherman (Adultus & Uxoratus) — — 

Jofeph S. of m r Jofeph & Go wen — — 

Robert S of m r Robert & Mary Stone — - 

John S of mr Thomas & Eliz Welsh — — - 

Samuel S of mr Roger & Conant — — 

Samuel S of m r Robert & Mercy Spring — - 
Haiiah D. of M r Samuel & Abigail Webb 

William S of mr William & Sarah Heaton - 

Margarit D. of mr Abel & Pilf bury - 

Rebecca D. of m r John & M s Eliz Gill — - 

Abigail D. of mr Jofeph & Salter — - 

Sarah D. of M r Richard & Miller — - 

[The Record of Baptisms is continued on page 288.] 

















Baptized 1730 

Page 288 


28 th , Elizabeth D. of mr Edward & Eliz (deceaf 'd) Wyer Wyer 
' Sufanah D of M r William (junr) & Sufanah 

Leathers Leathers 

July 5th Thomas of M r Ezekiel & M rs Eliz Cheever — Chever 

Nathan S of M r Nathan & Webber — Webber 

Nathaniel S. of M r Nathaniel & Webber Webber 

Benjamin S. of mr Jofeph & Ballard — Ballard 

Martha D of mr Bartholomew & Trow — Trow 

Mary D. of M r Thomas & Mary Croffwel — Crofwell 

July 19. Rebecca D. of m r Stephen Badger jur & Mary Badger 

Matthew S. of Daniel & Abigail Branch — — Branch 

Samuel S. of m r Jonathan Cary tertius — — Cary 

William S. of Samuel & Mercy Wolcot — — Wolcot 

Samuel S of m r Thomas & Saltar — — Saltar 

30 th Abigail D of mr Jofhua & M s Abig. Benjamin Benjamin 

6 th Robert & Thomas sons of Patrick & Ruth Brown Brown 

4 th Anne D. of m r Stephen (jur) & Anne Hall — Hall 

Sarah D. of Thomas & Abigail Maudlin — — Maudlin 

Octobr 11 th John S. of m r Michael & Winifred Brig-den — Brigden 

Edward S. of m r Daniel & Eades — — Eades 

Richard S of m r Jofeph (ju r ) & Johanah Auftin Auftin 

David, S. of mr Jofeph & Anne Newel — — Newel 

Mary D of mr Andrew & Abigail Newel — — Newel 

Sarah D of Charles & Sufanah White — — White 

Anne D of m r John & Thankful Chamberlain Chamberlain 

Rebecca D of Jofeph & Rebecca Mirick — — Mirick 

[The Record of Baptisms is continued on page 357.] 





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Baptiz'd, 1730 

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1730 | 31 



Sarah D of M r Ifaac & Grace Parker — — 
Samuel S. of mr Nathaniel & Mary Souter — 
Ifaiah. S. of m r Peter & Efther Eades — — 
Ebenezer. S. of m r Richard & Call — — 

Elizabeth D. of m r Chriftopher & Mary Bltchford 
20 th Benjamin S. of m r Jofiah &Mary Henfhaw — 







3 d Elizabeth D. of m r James & Eliz Flucker — Fluker 



174 Record-Book of the First Church in Charlestown. [April, 

Jan 10 th 
Jan 24 







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March 14 th 
March 28 
April 4 th 
April 11 th 
May 2 d 

May 9* 
June 6. 
June 20 th 

— Page 357 {Concluded). — 

Johanna D. of m r Ebenez 1 & Eliz. Rand — — 
Nathaniel & William Twins of mr Nathaniel & 
Jofeph S of mr Jofeph & Frothingham — 

William S. of mr William & Badger — 

Abigail D of mr Ifaac Bofdil (Deceaf 'd) & Mary 
Manfil S. of Manfil & Taply — — — 

James S. of Charles Hunewel jur — — — 
Huldah D. of m r Ebenezer & Huldah Kent — 
Jonathan S. of m r Barnabas & Eliz Davis — 
Haiiah, D of M r Richard (ju r ) & M r8 Mary Fofter 
14 th Benjamin S. of M r John & M rs Parnel Codman 
Hanah D. of m r Stephen & Abigail Grant — 
Thomas. S. of m r Thomas & Mary Huchifon — 
Grace D. of M r John & M 8 Abigail Stephens — 
John S of m r Thomas & m s Margarit Taylor — 
Mary D. of m r Jonathan & Call — — 

Mary D. of Darby & Margarit Sullivan — — 
Mary D of m r Thomas & Mary Saltmarsh — 
Daniel S. of M r Adam & Rachel Waters — — 

[The Record of Baptisms is continued on page 163.] 

























22 d 



Novm r 




Dec r 



3 d 




14 th 



Baptized 1731 

— Page 163 — 

Sarah D of m r Peter & Sarah Townfend — — 
Jabez S. of m r Nathaniel Frothingham — — 
Mofes S. of m 1 ' Dam Mafon _____ 
Richard S. of m r William Hopping — — — 
James S of Thomas & Jemima Stone — — 
Nicholas S of Nicholas & Mary Kindnofs — 
Solomon S of m r Samuel (Deceafd) & widow 

Abigail Phipps 
Abigail D. of mr David Townfend — — — 
William S. of m r William & Katharine Bodman 
Relief D of m r Ezekiel & m s Eliz Cheever — 
Mehitabel D. of m r Solomon & Katharine Phipps 
Abigail D. of m r Thomas & Powers — 

Ephraim S. of m r Ephraim & Breed — 

Katharine D of m r Thomas & M rs Katharine Wyer 
William S of m r William & Goodwin — 

Elizabeth D of m r Benjamin & Wheeler 

Edward S. of m r Samuel & m s Mary Cary — 
Martha D of mr Benjamin & Reed — 

Thomas S. of m r Thomas & Ruth Auften — 
John S. of m r Benjamin Hurd ■ — — — — 
Thomas S. of m r Charles & Hufsen — 

Mary, D. of m r John & Mary Sherman — — 

Baptized 1731 

— Page 164 — 

Anne D of mr Andrew & Abigail Newel — 
Robert. S of m r Robert & Elizabeth Hufsey 
Martha D to Edward and Martha — — 
Elizabeth D of Jofeph and Anna — — 
Elizabeth D of Stephen and Elizabeth — 
William S of Timothy and Abigail — — 
Samuel S of Josiah and Hannah — — 
Hannah D of Thomas and — — — 

Mathew S of Mathew and Eliz a — — 

[To be continued.] 
































1878.] Longmeadow Families. 175 


Communicated by Willard S. Allen, Esq., of East Boston, Mass. 
[Continued from page 70.1 

5th Generation. Gaius Bliss, of Longmeadow, son of Ebenezer and 
Abigail Bliss, was married Oct. 2, 1787, to Eunice Robinson, daughter of 
Noah and Hannah Robinson, of Granville. Their children were : 

Chauncy, born February 16, 1789 ; Orpha, born Oct. 19, 1790 ; Naomy, 
born July 26, 1792 ; Eunice, born Dec. 27, 1793; Ebenezer, born June 5, 
1795, died March 21, 1868; Hannah, born June 10,1797; Gaius, born 
April 9, 1800, died Nov. 16, 1814, killed by a bull. Eunice, the mother, 
died March 26, 1803. Gaius Bliss was married again, January 19, 1804, 
to Flavia Keep, daughter of Samuel and Sabina Keep. Their children : 

Flavia, born December 10, 1804, died March 6, 1818, age 14; Emelia, 
born May 15, 1807 ; Chloe Lewis, born Oct. 17, 1809 ; Simeon Cooley, 
born March 12, 1812, died May 5, 1838. Flavia, the mother, died Sept. 
19, 1829, age 61. Gaius Bliss died Dec. 24, 1843, age 82 years. 

5th Generation. Gad Bliss, of Longmeadow, son of Ebenezer and 
Abigail Bliss (page 13), was married November 20, 1800, to Deborah 
Olcott, daughter of Deacon Benoni Olcott, of East Windsor. Their children : 

Hannah A., born December 21, 1801 ; Gad Olcott, born March 1, 
1807. Deborah, the mother, died Nov. 11, 1816. Gad, the father, died 
Nov. 21, 1845, age 83. Hannah A. married Rev. Dorus Clarke. Gad 
Olcott married Harriet Cgoley, May 21, 1828. Their children : Ellen 
Eliza, born Jan. 4, 1832, died June 11, 1833 ; Ellen Eliza, born May 20, 
1834; Harriet Olcott, born Sept. 8, 1838, died Nov. 26, 1844; Ellen Eli- 
za, married John Hooker, Oct. 2, 1855. 

5th Generation. [Page 18.] Rev. Enos Bliss, son of Ebenezer and Abigail 
Bliss, was married Feb. 10, 1793, to Nabby Newton, daughter of Christo- 
pher and Mary Newton, of Newport, state of New Hampshire. Their 
children : 

Nabby, born March 17, 1794; Florella, born January 15, 1796; 
Alarson, born April 17, 1798. Nabby, the mother, died March 22, 1800. 
The Rev. Enos Bliss was married again, March 11, 1801, to Betsey Bread, 
daughter of David and Betsey Bread, of Norwich, Ct. Their children : 

Sally, born Oct. 3, 1802 ; Betsey Clement, born August 18, 1804; Sally 
Cleveland, born June 12, 1806. The Rev. Enos Bliss was graduated at 
New Haven, 1787 ; was ordained at Brandon, in Vermont, October, 1792, 
and was dismissed, October, 1794. He preached in Cornwall, in that state, 
more than one year, and in New Haven, in said state, more than two years. 
He was installed over a church in Orange, October, 1799, and dismissed 
from that church, July, 1803. He removed to Piermont, N. H., and con- 
tinued in the ministry in that place more than two years. In the beginning 
of the year 1806, he left Piermont. His first child was born in Brandon, 
his second in Cornwall, his third in New Haven, his fourth in Orange, his 
fifth in Piermont, and his sixth in East Windsor, Ct. In the beginning of 
the year 1807, he removed with his family to Black River, in the state of 
New York. 

176 Longmeadow Families. [April, 

6th Generation. Nathaniel Bliss, of Longmeadow, son of Abner and 
Sarah Bliss (page 15), was married November 25, 1779, to Martha Col- 
lins, daughter of Deacon Edward and Rebecca Collins, of Enfield. He 
died June 29, 1835. Their children : 

Patty, born July 20, 1780 ; Mary, born May 14, 1782, died August 
26, 1783; Mary, born Sept. 18, 1784, died June 26, 1794; Mamre, born 
August 25, 1789, died Oct. 24, 1791 ; Mamre, b. Feb. 21, 1792, d. July 
4, 1794; Rebecca, born Nov. 29, 1786, died June 24, 1794; Nathaniel, 
November 5, 1794, died July 14, 1845, age 51; Abner, born September 

16, 1796, died July 17, 1798; Rebecca, born April 29, 1799, died Sept. 
15, 1800; Samuel Warriner, born November 26, 1801. Patty, the daugh- 
ter, was married Dec. 19, 1802, to Horris Burt (see page 32). 

6th Generation. [Page 19.] Zadock Bliss, of Longmeadow, son of 
Pelatiah and Jemima Bliss, was married May 14, 1786, to Sarah Cush- 
man, daughter of Isaac and Thankful Cushman, of Stafford. Their children : 

Zadock, born Feb. 26, 1788 ; Artemas, born Oct. 13, 1790 ; Asahel, 
born Jan. 3, 1793; Sarah, born Oct. 8, 1195, died July 7, 1800. Sarah, 
the mother, died July 14, 1800. Zadock Bliss, the father, died December 

17, 1813. 

6th Generation. Asahel Bliss, son of Ebenezer and Sarah Bliss (page 
16), was married June 10, 1773, to Mary Chandler, daughter of Stephen 
and Mary Chandler (see page 45). Their children : 

Still-born, March, 1774; Mary, born April 14, 1775 ; Anne, born April 
15, 1777. Asahel Bliss, the father, was blown up in a powder-mill at 
Springfield, May 7, 1777, and died May 11, 1777. Mary, the mother, was 
married again, Sept. 3, 1781, to Ebenezer Rumrill (see page 191), and she 
died August 16, 1810. Mary, the daughter, was married April 25, 1796, 
to Abraham Besse, of Bridgewater. Anne was married to Peter Pease, 
August 28, 1794 (page 179). 

6th Generation. Calvin Bliss, of Longmeadow, son of Noah and Abi- 
gail Bliss, was married Jan. 11, 1809, to Lucy Colton, daughter of Tho- 
mas and Hannah Colton. He died Feb. 24, 1862. She died May 14, 
1862. Their children : 

Aaron, born January 6, 1810; Abigail Cooley, born Sept. 2, 1811. 

6th Generation. James Bliss, of Longmeadow, son of Noah and Abi- 
gail Bliss (page 17), was married May 14, 1819, to Eunice Chandler, 
daughter of Abner and Eunice Chandler (see page 47). Their children : 

Sylvester, born Sept. 7, 1820 ; Louisa, born Dec. 2, 1823 ; Jerusha, 
born Dec. 23, 1825; Cordelia, born June 14, 1829 ; Maria Robinson, born 
July 12, 1831, died Dec. 1, 1861; Harriet Sophia, born Sept. 2, 1833; 
Eunice Eliza, born Dec. 9, 1840. James, the father, died Jan. 15, 1864. 

7th Generation. [Page 20.] Sylvester Bliss, of Longmeadow, son of 
James and Eunice Bliss, was married Sept. 27, 1848, to Nancy Catharine, 
daughter of Daniel and Nancy Warner, of East Haddam, Ct. Their 
children : 

Hannah Brainard, born July 17, 1849 ; Marilla Chandler, born May 6, 
1853 ; James, born May 29, 1857 ; Hattie Maria, bom March 22, 1862 ; 
Nancy Catharine, the wife, was born January 24, 1819. 

[Page 21.] Joseph Booth, of Enfield, son of Zachery Booth, was mar- 
ried to Sarah Chandler, daughter of Henry and Lydia Chandler, January 
29, 1736 (see page 42). Their children: 

Joseph, born Oct. 17, 1736, died Feb. 4, 1810 ; Sarah, born May 14, 
1738, died same day; Isaac, born March 9, 1739, died Jan. 13, 1798; 

1878.] Longmeadow Families. 177 

Samuel, born Aug. 28, 1740, died Jan. 14, 1778, age 38 ; Zachariah, born 
March 29, 1742, died Jan. 18, 1819, age 77; Sarah, born Dec. 1, 1743, 
died July 27, 1800, age 57 ; Henry, born Nov. 17, 1745, died March 1, 
1792 ; David, born July 22, 1747, died young; Mehitable, born March 6, 
1749, died Sept. 21, 1823, age 74. Joseph Booth, the father, died Nov. 9, 
1784. Sarah, the mother, died August 16, 1777. 

Capt. Joseph Booth, of Enfield, son of Joseph and Sarah Booth above, 
was married Oct. 21, 1762, to Mary Hale, daughter of William Hale, of 
Enfield. Their children : 

Mary, born Sept. 10, 1763, died Julv 26, 1841 ; David, born March 2, 
1765, died April 12, 1827 ; Annis, born" Oct. 1, 1766, died Jan. 8, 1847; 
Lydia, born August 12, 1768, died July 25, 1838 ; Joseph, born Aug. 30, 
1770, died Sept. 9, 1849 ; Peter, born July 27, 1772, died March 5, 1805 ; 
Eliphael, born April 26, 1774, died Oct. 29, 1845 ; Independence, born July 
14, 1776, died Nov. 14, 1828; Hannah, born Dec. 7, 1778, died Oct. 14, 

Mary was married to Capt. Israel Chapin, of Springfield, March 14, 
1800. He died April 25, 1810, and Mary, his widow, was married to 
Deacon Stephen Jones, of Ludlow, Sept. 25, 1812. Annis was married 
to Edmund Evarts, Oct. 9, 1796. (See page 128.) Lydia was married 
Oct. 4, 1797, to Lieut. Henry Colton (see page 73). Independence was 
married to Danforth Charter, Aug. 28, 1802. The families of the sons, see 
pages 21 and 22. Capt. Joseph Booth, the father, died Feb. 4, 1810. 
Mary, the mother, died March 11, 1809. 

Henry Booth, of Enfield, son of Joseph and Sarah Booth in the family 
above, was married to Dorothy Fish, of East Windsor, Nov. 2, 1768. Their 
children were : 

Sharon, born Dec. 28, 1771 ; Dorothy, born Jan. 12, 1774; Abi, born 
Dec. 6, 1778; Sarah, born Dec. 5, 1780; Eneas, born Nov. 15, 1783. 
Henry Booth, the father, died March 1, 1792. Dorothy, the mother, was 
married to Elijah Burt, Oct. 31, 1793. Sarah was married, Dec. 19, 1799, 
to Hanon Cooley (see page 107). 

David Booth, of Longmeadow, son of Capt. Joseph and Mary Booth 
above, was married September 11, 1794, to Margaret Colton, daughter of 
Samuel and Lucy Colton. Their children : 

David, born Dec. 10, 1796; Lucy, born Dec. 11, 1798; Peggy, born 
Oct. 3, 1800; Joseph, born Oct. 19, 1802, died Sept. 1867, at Warsaw, 
Iowa; Flavia, born Dec. 23, 1804; Mary, born Sept. 8, 1807; Sarah, 
born Dec. 17, 1809 ; Samuel Colton, born May 6, 1812. [Page 22.] Mar- 
garet, the mother, died Jan. 7, 1817. David, the father, married Peggy 
Burt, May 27, 1817. Joseph Booth was married Jan. 22, 1829, to Sophro- 
nia Colton. Flavia Booth was married Dec. 16, 1828, to Amasa Converse. 
Margaret Booth was married April 19, 1830, to Francis Bartlett. Samuel 
C. Booth, married Nov. 20, 1833, to Maryam Allard. Sarah Booth, mar- 
ried Sept. 23, 1834, to Jonathan Coble. Mary Booth, married Oct. 21, 
1849, to Paul A. Haralson, Stone Mountain, Ga. Margaret Booth, the 
mother, died Jan. 7, 1817. David Booth, the father, was married to Peg- 
gy Burt, daughter of Elijah Burt. David Booth died April 12, 1827, age 
62. Peggy Booth died Feb. 23, 1837, age 69. 

Peter Booth, son of Capt. Joseph and Mary Booth (page 21), was mar- 
riedOct. 10, 1797, to Patty Eyre, daughter of Thomas Eyre, of Enfield. 
Their children : 

William, born June 9, 1798; Henry, born Aug. 26, 1800; Hannah, 
VOL. xxxii. 16* 

178 The Perrin Family. [April, 

born Nov. 11, 1803 ; Danforth Charles, born Jan. 15, 1807 ; Edmund, born 
August 24, 1810. Peter, the father, died March 5, 1815. Martha, born 
June 23, 1815. 

Eliphael Booth, of Enfield, son of Capt. Joseph and Mary Booth, was 
married March 3, 1802, to Loice Colton, dau. of Henry and Mary Colton 
(page 63). Their children were : 

Harmon, born Feb. 13, 1803, died Feb. 27, 1845 ; Hannah, born April 
15, 1805 ; Calvin, born July 8, 1807 ; Loice, born Sept. 19, 1809, died 
Oct. 20, 1848 ; George, born Jan. 11, 1812 ; Edwin, born May 12, 1814. 

[Page 23 blank.] 

[To be continued.] 


Communicated by William B. Lapham, M.D., of Augusta, Me. 

1. John 1 Perrin is said to have been at Braintree soon after 1640, 
and that after a short residence there he removed to Rehoboth. In the 
records of the latter town the name is variously spelled — " Perren," " Per- 
rum," " Peram," " Perem," and " Peren " — which led Savage to suppose 
that there were two families, viz., John and Abraham Perham, and John 
and Abraham Perrin, as stated in the Genealogical Dictionary. A careful 
examination of the town records shows that there was only one family, 
and that the descendants of John, Sr., the emigrant, now write the name 
Perrin or Perrine. The ancestor of the New England family of Perham 
never lived in Rehoboth. 

We know but little of John Perrin, Sr. He appears to have been a man 
of some prominence in town, frequently elected to town office, and serv- 
ing on the jury. He died Sept. 13, 1674. His wife's name was proba- 
bly Hannah. His eldest son was born before his removal to Rehoboth, 
perhaps in Braintree, and perhaps in England. Children : 

2. i. John, w. Mary. 

ii. Hannah, b. July, 1645. 

3. iii. Abraham, b. March 1, 1647. 

iv. Mary, b. Feb. 1649 ; m. Jacob Ormsbee, Dec. 12, 1670. 

2. John 2 Perrin, Jr. (John 1 ), residence in Rehoboth, appears to 
have taken the place of his father in aiding in the management of public 
affairs. He was one of those who made advances of money to the town to 
aid in its defence during Philip's war. He was buried May 6, 1694. By 
wife Mary he had the following children : 

4. i. John, b. Oct. 12, 1668. 

ii. Samuel, b. March 10, 1671. 

iii. Mary, b. April 16, 1673. 

iv. Nathaniel, b. Aug. 19, 1675 ; d. March 25, 1718. 

v. Mehitable, b. April 19, 1677. 

vi. Noah, b. Dec. 24, 1679 ; m. Patience "Walker, June 14, 1705. 

5. vii. Daniel, b. March 18, 1682. 
viii. Nathaniel, b. Feb. 9, 1683. 
ix. David, b. Feb. 7, 1684. 

x. Susanna, b. June 20, 1687. 

3. Abraham 2 Perrin (John 1 ) was married to Sarah Walker, Dec. 27, 
1677. She was buried Aug. 2, 1693. The records say that Abraham 

1878.] The Perrin Family. 179 

Perrin was buried May 15, 1694; but Memoirs of Plymouth Colony, vol. 
iv. page 85, says that widow Abraham Perem advanced £14 2s. toward 
the expenses of Philip's war. The children of Abraham and Sarah Perrin 

i. Sarah, b. Oct. 11, 1678. 

ii. Elizabeth, b. Dec. 3, 1680. 

iii. Abraham, b. April 4, 1684 ; d. May 30, 1694. 

iv. Anne, b. March 18, 1685-6 ; m. Thomas Reed. 

v. Ruth, b. March 30, 1688. 

6. vi. Isaac, b. July 2, 1690. 

vii. Jacob, b. Aug. 24, 1694 ; d. young. 

4. John 3 Perrin (John, 2 John 1 ) was married to Rachel Ide in 1716. 
(This may have been a second marriage.) For second husband she mar- 
ried Edward Glover, in 1737. Children by this marriage : 

7. i. John, b. March 19, 1717-8. 
ii. Ezra, b. Aug. 6, 1720. 

iii. Rachel, b. Oct. 18, 1722 ; m. Joseph Whitaker, March 15, 1743. 
iv. Timothy, b. Oct. 1, 1724. 

8. v. Jesse, b. Jan. 24, 1726-7. 

vi. Elizabeth, b. Nov. 17, 1728 ; m. Caleb Whitaker, Oct. 15, 1750. 
vii. Huldah, b. Feb. 2, 1730-1. 

5. Daniel 3 Perrin (John, 2 John 1 ) was married to Abigail Carpenter, 
Nov. 12, 1706. Children: 

i. Abigail, b. Sept. 14, 1707 ; m. John Newman, 

ii. Susannah, b. Aug. 18, 1709. 

9. iii. Daniel, b. Feb. 10, 1710-11. 
iv. David, b. Oct. 15, 1714. 

v. Mary, b. Jan. 11, 1716-7. 
vi. Noah, b. March 12, 1723-4. 
vii. Lydia, b. Jan. 17, 1726-7. 
viii. Hannah, b. Feb. 23, 1728-9. 

6. Isaac 3 Perrin (Abraham, 2 John 1 ) and Susan Gye were married 
June 16, 1714. Children : 

i. Susanna, b. Oct. 17, 1716. 

ii. Sarah, b. March 1, 1717-18. 

iii. Isaac, b. Oct. 7, 1721. 

iv. Abraham, b. Dec. 1, 1722. 

v. Anne, b. March 1, 1727. 

vi. Elizabeth, b. March 12, 1729-30; m. Oliver Walker, March 2, 1757. 

7. John 4 Perrin (John, 3 John, 2 John 1 ) and Elizabeth Lyon were mar- 
ried Feb. 15, 1742. Children : 

i. Huldah, b. Dec. 3, 1743. 
ii. Chloe, b. Dec. 4, 1745. 
iii. John, b. Oct. 20, 1747. 

8. Jesse 4 Perrin (John 3 John 2 John 1 ) was married to Rachel Ide 
Mav 11, 1749. Children: 

10. i. Lemuel, b. Oct. 21, 1749. 

ii. Daniel, b. June 12, 1751 ; d. young, 
iii. Molly, b. June 16, 1753. 

11. iv. Jesse, b. March 18, 1756. 

12. v. Daniel Ide, b. March 17, 1758. 
vi. Huldah, b. April 29, 1760. 
vii. Glover, b. May 27, 1762. 

13. viii. Edward, b. Sept. 8, 1764. 

180 The Perrin Family. [April, 

ix. Calvin, b. Sept. 18, 1766. 
x. Ezra, b. Aug. 10, 1768. 
xi. Jacob, b. April 7, 1770. 
xii. Asa, b. Aug. 16, 1775. 

9. Daniel 4 Perrin, Jr. (Daniel? John? John 1 ) and Sarah Hunt were 
married April 8, 1736. Children : 

i. David, b. March 25, 1737; d. young. 

14. ii. David, b. Oct. 20, 1739. 

10. Lemuel 5 Perrin (Jesse, 4 John, 2 John, 2 John 1 ) and Martha Nash 
were married Nov. 25, 1773. Children : 

i. John, Dec. 18, 1774. 

ii. Rachel, b. March 2, 1777. 

iii. Lucy, b. Feb. 26, 1779. 

iv. Hannah, b. May 12. 1782. 

v. Samuel, b. Feb. 23, 1785. 

11. Jesse 5 Perrin, Jr. (Jesse? John? John? John 1 ) by wife Abigail 
had the following children : 

i. Calvin, b. Dec. 28. 1780. 
ii. Nancy, b. Aug. 28, 1783. 
iii. Polly, b. July 12, 1786. 

12. Daniel Ide 5 Perrin (Jesse? John? John? John 1 ) and Nancy 
Bun(s) of Providence, published April 2, 1781. Children : 

i. James, b. Oct. 1, 1781. 
ii. Joseph, b. Jan. 20, 1785. 
iii. Nancy, Feb. 14, 1787. 

13. Edward 5 Perrin (Jesse? John? John? John 1 ) and Lydia , 

had : 

i. Sarah, b. May 3, 1787. 

14. David 6 Perrin (Daniel? Daniel? John? John 1 ) and Abigail Coop- 
er, married April 29, 1762. Children : 

15. i. Daniel, b. Feb. 15, 1763. 

ii. Susannah, b. Feb. 28, 1764 ; m. Thomas Carpenter, Dec. 24, 1788. 

iii. David, b. Oct. 10, 1765. 

16. iv. Thomas, b. March 1, 1768. 
v. Noah, b. Feb. 23, 1770. 
vi. Abigail, b. Dec. 9, 1771. 

vii. Samuel, b. April 13, 1773 ; m. Orinda Walker, Feb. 13, 1800. 

viii. Ezra, b. Jan. 18, 1777. 

ix. Abigail, b. May 22, 1779. 

x. Sarah, b. Aug. 3, 1781 ; m. Elijah Kent, Dec. 1, 1803. 

xi. Huldah, b. Aug. 6, 1783 ; m. Noah Cooper, June 7, 1808. 

xii. John, b. Feb. 6, 1786. 

15. Daniel 6 Perrin (David? Daniel? Daniel? John? John 1 ) by wife 
Esther had : 

i. David, b. June 29, 1798. 

ii. Philena, b. Aug. 4, 1800. 

iii. Seba, b. May 21, 1802. 

iv. Daniel, b. May 25, 1804. 

v. Nelson, b. April 13, 1809. 

vi. Mary, b. Sept. 14, 1811. 

1878.] Early Deeds in Boston. 181 

16. Thomas 6 Perrin {David, 5 Daniel, 41 Daniel* John, 2 John 1 ) had : 

i. Otis, b. Feb. 18, 1791. 

ii. Asa, b. Nov. 12, 1792. 

iii. Thomas, b. Aug. 8, 1795. 

iv. Lewis, b. Aug. 7, 1797. 

v. Lydia, b. July 24, 1800. 

vi. Polly, b. Nov. 4, 1802. 

vii. Amasa, b. March 5, 1805. 
viii. William, b. May 31, 1817. 

The foregoing records are arranged from copies of the town records fur- 
nished by the clerk, and we presume are approximately correct. 

On another page of the record we find the marriage of Isaac Perrin with 
Sarah Eddy, March 31, 1774. We cannot connect him with the family, 
though he doubtless belongs to it. Children : 

i. Susannah, b. Feb. 3, 1777. 
ii. Isaac, b. Aug. 19, 1778. 

There is also the marriage, Dec. 24, 1795, of James Potter with Susan- 
nah Perrin. 

We also have the marriage of Anna Perrin with Thomas Read, June 16, 
1675, which shows that John Perrin, Sr., may have had a daughter Anna 
who is not recorded with his other children. 




Communicated by John T. Hassam, A.M., of Boston. 

[Lib : 4 fol : 325] " This Indenture made the Second day of Aprill in the 
yeare of o r Lord God 1624 and in the yeare of the Reigne of o r Soveraigne 
Lord James by the Grace of God of England ffrance and Ireland King 
Defendor of the faith &c the two and twentjeth & of Scotland the Seven & 
fiftieth Betweene Edward Sebright of Prestwood, in y e Countie of Stafford 
Esq r y e Cozen & next heire of William Sebright Late of y e Cittie of London 
Esq r , deceased & Theodosea y e wife of y e S d Edward of y e one ptie, And 
Henry Cullicke of y e Hamlett of Milton in y e Townshipp Parish or ffeilds 
of Prittlewell in y e Hundred of Rotchford, in y e Countie of Essex yeoman 
of y e other ptie Witnesseth," that in consideration of £360 paid before the 
delivery of this deed, and £300 more to be paid at some time to be agreed 
upon, said Edward and Theodosia convey to said Henry Cullicke in fee 
simple "All that y e fferme & fferme grounds Comonly Called or knowne 
by y e name of ffreinds or by whatsoeuer other name or names y e Same or 
any p* y r of now is or at any other times heretofore hath beene Called or 
knowne Scituate lying or being within y e seu^all & respectiue Parishes of 
Northshoberje & much Wakering or in both or one of y m , in y e Said Countie 
of Essex" and all other lands &c in "y e Townshipps Parishes & ffeilds of 
Northshoberje & much wakering aforesaid or in any other Towneshipps or 
Parishes within y e said hundred of Rotchford in y e Said Countie of Essex." 
"And y e said Edward Sebright for y e Consideracon aforsaid hath bargained 
& Sold & hereby doth Clearly & fully bargaine & Sell Vnto y e Said Henry 

182 Early Deeds in Boston, [April, 

Cullicke & to his heires & assignes, to be had holden & enjoyed to him y e 
Said Henry & to his heires & assignes foreu) according to y e Custome of y e 
mannor of much wrakering al's wakering magna in y e Countie of Essex 
(notwithstanding any act or thing by y e Said Edward, or by y e beforesaid 
William Sebright had or made, or to be had or made to y e Contrary, All 
those y c Customary or Coppihold Tenem ts Lands & hereditafn ts of y e Said 
Edward being pcells or holden by Copie of Court Roll of y e said mannor 
of Much Wakering Knowne or granted by y e names hereafter mentioned 
or by other names whatsoeu) That is to Weete one Tenem ts , & fowerteen 
Acres of Land Customary with thapp r tences in Strayfeeld Late Carters al's 
freinds & about five Acres of Land Customary called Bangold Land & y e 
moyetie of yoke fleete & three Laynes now in one Called Carters Laynes, 
& also eight Acres of Land with thapp r tenances Lying in Strayfeild." 
" Sealed & deliuered in y e p r nce of vs Edward Sebright & a seale 
Gerrard Whorwood Theodosea Sebright & a seale 

Edw: Welmick Sealed & deliu^ed by y e w th in named 

Arthur Harpun Theodosea Sebright in p r nce of Vs 

John Moores vizt Edw Whelmick 

John Dickenes 
Thomas Hand 

This deed is Recorded in y e Booke of Records for deeds for y e Countie of 
Suffolke in New England word for word at Request of Richard Ely, & 
Elizabeth his wife, y e wife of & executrix vnto y e Late John Cullicke of 
Boston m r chant as Attests " 

[Lib: 3 fol : 415] "This Indenture made the nine and twentieth day of 
Nouembe r Ann°domi) 1631 • and in the Seventeenth yeare of the raigne of 
ou r Soueraigne Lord Charles by the Grace of God King of England Scot- 
land ffraunce & Ireland defender of the faith &c Betweene Sybill marshall 
of Lenham in the County of Kent widdow & John marshall of Lenham 
aforesajd Grocer sonne & heire apparent of the sajd Sybill marshall of the 
one party and Ralph Partritch. of Sutton nere douer in the County of Kent 
Clarke, and Gervase Partrich Cittizen & Cordwajner of London of the other 
parte. Wittnesseth that the sajd Sibill marshall & John Marshall for & in 
Consideration of a marriage already had & Solempnized betweene the Sajd 
John Marshall and mary Partritch one of the daughters of the Sajd Ralph 
Partritch & in Consideration* of a marriage portion pajd Vnto the sajd John 
Marshall by the sajd Ralph* Partridge and in performance of an Agreement 
for a Joinctture to be had & made Vnto and for the sajd mary in Case, she 
shall Surviue and ouer Hue the sajd John marshall hir husband & for the 
naturall loue & affection which she the Sajd Sybill hath and beareth to hir 
Sajd Sonne John Marshall and for diuers other Good Causes & Considera- 
tions them mooving," covenant & grant to & with said parties of the second 
part, that they will stand seized of " all that mesuage Barne Garden orchard 
and fower peeces of land wth the appurtenances. Conteining by estimation 
twenty, acres of land Scittuate lying and being in Kennarton* alias Ken* 
nardington in the County, of Kent and lying to the King's streete there 
towards the South and to the land now or late of Robert Shepard Gent 
toward the west and to the land of the Heires of Home esquire 

towards the north, and to the lands of the Heires of willjam Evernden. 
towards the east and which late were the messuage lands and tennements 
of James meade late of Tenterden. in the sajd County of Kent yeoman 

1878.] Early Deeds in Boston. 183 

deceased," to the use of said John and Mary Marshall during their lives and 

after the decease of the longest liver of them, to the use of the right heirs 
of the said John Marshall. 

[Witnesses] Sybill Marshall & a seale 

John ffrauncis appending 

Tho foche John Marshall & a seale 

david ffidge. appending. 

"This deed was* entred & Recorded at the Request of Robert marshall 
shopkeeper in Boston* who affirmed he was to send y e Same to England 
this 4 th of January 1660* p m r John ffairweather thither bound • 

Edw. Rawson Recorder" 

[Lib : 3 fol : 417] "Nouerint vniuhi per presentes me Johannem marshall 
de Leneham in Com) Kancij Grocerum teneri et Jirmiter obligari JRado' 
Patrick de Sutton prope douer in Com) Kancij. p r dict GVico • et Gervasio 
Patrick' Giui et Cordwajner London' in Trecentis libri 9 bone et legalis 
monetce Anglie Solvenft eisdem Had ' Patritch' et Gervasio' Patritch' seu 
eor alterj vel eor Gertis attorn). execcuto Tihs vel administrator es. meos jirmiter 
per p r sentes Sigillo meo Sigillatum datu) Vicessimo quinto die Nouembris 
Anno domri) 1631 Ann°q Regni dom)rfri' Garolj dei Gratia Anglie Scotie 
ffrauncie et hib'nie regis jidei defensoris fyc Septim ' 

Sigillatum. at deliberatum John Marshall & a seale 

in presentia- Johannis frauncis 
Tho foche. david fidge. 

Endors*. on baks d sajd bond* 

The Condicon of this obligation is Such that whereas the w th in bounden 
John Marshall hath lately espoused and taken to wife mary the daughter of 
the w th in named Ralph. Patritch and w th her hath had & Received of and 
from the Sajd Ralph Patritch* a good Sufficient and Competent Some of 
money and portion That in Case the Sajd John Marshall doe or shall here- 
after happen to dye or decease this present life before the sajd mary Then 
if so be the sajd John* Marshall doe and shall at or before Such his decease 
Giue and leaue. Vnto the Sajd mary in Ready money goods or chattells by 
guift legacje or otherwise the full Some and Value of two hundred pounds 
of lawfull money of England at the least w ch shall Come and be deliuered 
by the execcuto™ administrate" or Assignes of the Sajd John Marshall to the 
sajd mary hir execcuto rs administrate" or Assignes w th in Sixe moneth 8 nex* 
after such the death or decease of the sajd John marshall And that she the 
sajd mary shall or may afterwards quietly haue hold possesse and enjoy the 
Same to and for hir and theire oune propper Vse bennefitt and behooffe 
w th out the lett trouble deniall eviccon recouery Contradiction, or other clajme 
or demand of or by any person or persons whatsoeuer in that behalfe That 
then this present obligation to be voyd and of none effect or els it to stand 
in full force & virtue. 

This bond & Condition is entred & Recorded at the Request of Robert 
Marshall shop keeper in Boston* he being to send the Same to England by 
m r John fairether m r of the Ship Called the this 4 th January 1660. 

P Edw* Rawson Record 1 " 

[To be continued.] 


Prison Ships and the Old Mill Prison. 




Communicated by the Rev. Samuel Cutler, of Boston. 
[Continued from p. 44.] 

March 18th, 1777. Jo Bow in the ship — from New y port to France, 
taken by the Alboine. 

2 2d. The Fordroyant — sometimes written Faudroyant — sailed upon a 
cruise. Returned the Belleisle from her cruise. 

23d. Walker broke out with the small-pox, and sent to the hospital. 
William Smith, John Abbot and Francis Little sent to the hospital for the 

30th. The Apollo, frigate of 32 guns, sailed for Halifax with Gen. Bur- 
goyne, and money to pay the troops. 

April, 1777. 

[The Journal indicates that from the 1st of April to the 7th of May, 
much sickness prevailed among the prisoners on board, the Burford, mostly 
the itch and small-pox. During this time the following names are recorded 
as sent to, or returned from the hospital.] 

John Abbot, 
John Atwood, 
Benj n Babb, 
Thomas Bayley, 
Elias Blake, 
Jo. Burnham, 
Nath 1 Bayley, 
Jo Choat, 
Dan 1 Cottle, 
Zebulon Davis, 
Will. Ford, 
Geo. Furnald, 
Will Horner, 
John Hatten, 
Charles Herbert, 

Tim Harris, 
Jo. Hatch,* 


John Key, 
Dan 1 Knight, 
Dan 1 Lane, 
Francis Little, 
Will Lewis, 
Tho 8 Mahony, 
John Perkins, 
Nath 1 Porter, 
Jos. Poor, 
Tho 8 Rines, 
Ja s Sellers, 
Edw d Spooner, 

Benj Stubbs, 
John Smith, 
Nath 1 Staples, 
Will Smith, 
Joseph Shillabe, 
Sam 1 Skrigins,f 
Andrew Templeton, 
Peter Toby, 


Sam 1 Woodbridge, 
Andrew Witham, 
Asa Witham, 
John a Whitmore, 
Winthrop Willie, 
Jacob Wyman. 

[Many of these belonged to the Dalton's crew, and were from Newbury- 
port and its vicinity.] 

April 13. Sailed the Torbay upon a cruise. Sometime about this the 
fleet with foreign and British troops sailed for America. 

23d. The ships Boyne, Alboine, and Prince of Wales, of 74 guns each, 
sailed upon a cruise. 

25th. Sailed the Liverpool (after going into Dock) for New York, with 
Gen. Clinton and money to pay the troops. 

May 5. Sailed the Lizard for America. 

May 6. The Bainfeisant of 64 guns sailed for Portsmouth. 

* Jo. Hatch died at the hospital May 5, of small-pox. 

t Samuel Skrigins died at the hospital of small-pox, May 17. 

1878.] Prison Ships and the Old Mill Prison. 185 

May 7. Fourth remove, from the Burford to the Blenheim of 90 guns, 
Capt. Hartwell. All the time we have been on board the Burford (wh. is 
82 days) we have been treated with great humanity by Capt. Bowyer and 
all his officers, none excepted. We were indulged with hammocks to sleep 
in, &c. On board this ship we meet with Capt. Brown's officers and people 
[see under date of Jan. 30], and other prisoners to the number of 180. 
Capt. Southward, of Salem, and two Mr. Chandlers, of Cape Ann, are 
among the number. 

[In addition to those recorded as sent to, or returned from the hospital 
from April 1 to May 7, are the names of the following, at different dates, 
during the remainder of the month of May.] 

John Knowlton, Henry Smith, Sam. Smith, Reuben Tucker. 

May 9. Josiah Smith (Bro to our surgeon) came on board to see him. 
He was taken by the Albion in the ship Franklin, Jos. Row, commander, 
from Newburyport, bound to France, and sent to this port. This day Mr. 
Smith obtained his liberty from the board, as he was only a passenger with 
Capt. Row. Capt. Row obtained his own and brother's liberty soon after 
he was brought in here, which was on the 18th March. 

I received a letter from my worthy friend J. Atkins, dated London, April 
18th, wherein he informs me Capt. Tileston made his escape two days after 
he was brought into this port, and he J. A. obtained his liberty from the 
Capt. of the Thetis, in Dartmouth in April, &c. &c. 

[Joseph Atkins was the son of Dudley Atkins, Esq., of Newburyport, 
and brother of the Hon. Dudley Atkins Tyng. In Coffin's " Ould New- 
berry," p. 230, 1765, Oct. 21, Dudley Atkins, representative to the Gen- 
eral Court, was instructed by Newbury and Newburyport to oppose the 
Stamp Act.] 

We are not treated so well on board this ship as we were on board the 
Burford, or even any other ship we have been on board. Mr. Brustis, the 
first lieutenant of the Raisonable, is second lieutenant here, by whose means 
we are severely treated. He was accessory to our being robbed by the 
Raisonable's company. At sunset we are turned down to the lower gun 
deck, under a guard of six sentries, and locked down till 8 o'clock in the 

May 10th. Capt. Do well sent on board here, taken by the Raisonable, 
on his passage from So. Carolina to France. 

May 20th. John Chandler (mate of Capt. Tileston), Samuel Chandler 
his brother, passenger in the same vessel, Welch, Jenkins, Walker, with six 
others, sent on board different ships to do duty, being taken in merchant 

Capt. Renkin, of Philadelphia, and Capt. Dowell, of So. Carolina, set 
at liberty, being masters of merchant vessels. 

Belleisle returned, being only two days upon her station, having most of 
the ship's company sick. 

24th. Prince of Wales returned, sprung her main mast. 

25th. Carrysfort, frigate of 28 guns, sailed for America. 

26th. Burford, of 70 guns, sailed upon a cruise. 

27th May 1777. 

Capt. Brown, with seven of his officers, sent on shore for examination. 
The officers committed to Mill Prison for high treason, Capt. Brown having 
made his escape. [See Jan. 30 and May 7.] 

May 28th. Mr. Powers and five others belonging to the sloop Sally, sent 
on shore for examination, and committed to Mill Prison. 
vol. xxxii. 17 

186 Prison Ships and the Old Mill Prison. [April, 

29th. Nine Americans, belonging to the Sally, sent on shore and com- 
mitted to prison. 

30th. Six persons, belonging to the Sally, sent on shore and committed 
to Mill Prison. 

31st. Eight Americans sent on shore and committed to prison- — two be- 
longed to the Freedom privateer, two to the Lexington, and four to prizes 
rose upon by the people. Capt. Southward included in the last number. 
[See record May 7.] 

Sunday, June 1, 1777. 

The Experiment, of 50 guns, James Wallace commander — after going 
into dock to repair the damages she received at So. Carolina — sailed for 
Portsmouth. Capt. John Adams, of Boston, and nineteen others brought 
on board her. Capt. Adams was taken by the Fordroyant of 80 guns, on 
his passage from France to Boston. Twelve others belonged to a prize 
taken by the Freedom privateer, and retaken by the above ship. The re- 
mainder were taken by the Fordroyant in a merchant vessel from France 
bound to So. Carolina. 

June 2. The six prisoners taken by the Fordroyant in a merchant ves- 
sel, and brought on board her yesterday, sent on board different ships to do 

Mill Prison, Plymouth, Eng. 

Monday, June 2, 1777. Capt. Johnson and seven others belonging to 
the Dalton, sent on shore and committed to prison. 

June 3, Tuesday. Fifth remove. Nine Americans — myself included in 
the number — sent on shore to the Fountain tavern for examination. We 
were escorted by seven soldiers and four midshipmen — before three justices 
at the above tavern, appointed on purpose to examine the prisoners. After 
four hours examination together, and separately, we were delivered to two 
constables and seven soldiers, to be committed to Mill Prison for high 

At 4 P.M., 3d June, 1777, I arrived at Mill Prison within quarter a 
mile of Plymouth town. (?) There are four prisons all together. We are 
all committed to the largest — 132 feet by 23 — without any distinction, offi- 
cers, people and negroes all in the same room. We are treated worse than 
the French were last war in these same prisons. We are debarred pens, 
ink, paper, rope, candles, &c. No person is allowed to come into the outer 
yard to speak to us. We have no communication with any person except 
Mr. Cowdry, the prison keeper, and the turnkey. Cowdry is as great a 
tyrant as any in England, and uses us with the greatest severity. Our 
allowance is J lb. beef, 1 lb. bread, 1 qt. very ordinary beer, and a few 
greens per man for 24 hours. The beef when boiled weighs about 6 oz. 
This is our allowance daily, except Saturday, when we have 6 oz. cheese 
instead of the beef. * # To sleep upon, we have a hammock, straw bed, 
and one very thin rug. 

June 4. Wednesday. King's birth-day, no business done. At 12 o'clock 
ships and garrison fired &feu dejoie. 

5th. Thursday. Fine pleasant weather, which is very remarkable, as I 
find here nothing but raw, cold, rainy weather. Ten persons which were 
at the hospital brought here this day, they belonged to the Sally. Sailed 
the Prince of Wales * * * and the Sally, which is made into a brig, both 
upon a cruise. 

Mill Prison, near Plymouth. 

1878.] Prison Ships and the Old Mill Prison, 187 

[We find, from the Journal, that during the month of June 87 persons, 
belonging to the Dalton, were tried for treason and committed to Mill 
Prison. It is interesting to note, in this connection, that in the " His- 
tory of Newburyport," by Mrs. E. Vale Smith, page 115, there is a list 
of 46 names of prisoners taken in the Dalton, belonging to Newburyport, 
and committed to Mill Prison, June , 1*111. In the same history, pp. 114 
and 383, she speaks of Charles Herbert, a native of Newburyport, and 
refers to a " nearly daily record of events" kept by him from the loth of 
November, 1776, when the Dalton sailed from Newburyport, and while on 
board the prison ships, and at Mill Prison. His narrative was published 

by Pierce, Boston. Biographical sketches of Henry Lunt, Daniel 

Lunt, and Cutting Lunt, of Newburyport, prisoners from the Dalton in 
Mill Prison, may also be found, pp. 364, 369. 

In Coffin's history of Newbury, " Ould Newberry," as it was anciently 
called, p. 408, it is said : From a record which appears to have been kept by 
one of the crew of the Dalton, I learn that that vessel # * was taken Dec. 
24, 1776, and carried into Plymouth. Of the crew, 124 in number, who 
were put into Mill Prison, fifty-four belonged to Newbury and Newbury- 
port. Among them were Anthony Knapp, Daniel Cutting, Richard and 
Henry Lunt, Offin Boardman, Samuel Cutler, Paul Noyes, Charles Her- 
bert, Jonathan Whitmore, &c. # # # Of the prisoners taken in the Dalton, 
two, namely, Henry and Cutting Lunt, were on board the Bon Homme 
Richard, commanded by John Paul Jones, and were his lieutenants in the 
terrible action of the Serapis, Sept. 23, 1779.] 

June 8. Sunday. We are allowed every day to walk in the airing 
ground from 10 to 12 ; then locked in till 3 o'clock ; then we are let out 
again till *l o'clock, then in and locked up for the night. An officer of the 
guard gave me a shilling, and to four others a shilling each. 

11th. Severally employed, as making ladles, boxes, &c. The ladles 
sell fast at Is. each. 

14th. Raw, cold wind. 10 Americans brought here. They belonged to 
a prize taken by the Freedom privateer and retaken by the Fordroyant. 

loth. Sunday. Very rainy. Some charitable person sent in two qrs. 
of veal ready drest. The two Mr. Chandlers obtained their liberty, John 
being invalided, Samuel being a passenger in the brig. 

17th. Robert Burgoyne swam from the Blenheim, 10th inst., and made 
his escape. Number of prisoners, 158. 

18th. Wednesday. Fine pleasant weather. J pt. salt served four men 
per week. Four packs cards given to the company by a gentleman. 

19th. Rainy. The Dimond frigate arrived yesterday from New York. 
One of the company broke out with the small-pox. 

21st. 1 lb. bread, 6 oz. cheese for 24 hours. No. prisoners, 167. 

2 2d. Sunday. All in health ; badly clothed and worse fed. Will. 
Horner, belonging to the Dalton, is the only person who has entered. 

[Herbert, in his Diary (see ante, p. 23), speaks of " inconsiderate youths, 
who for the sake of getting out of prison entered the British service." Will. 
Horner may have been the earliest of these. His name does not appear 
as belonging to Newburyport.] 

23d. As the soldiers take pay to let spectators come into the outer yard, 
think it best to take in our box and divide the money, which amounts to 
17s. 4J ; to each man Id. 

[This box was placed at the gate, June 13.] 

188 The Waite Family of Maiden, Mass, [April, 

24th. Capt. Burnell and his lieutenant, of the Montgomery, privateer, 
trapanned on board an English cutter in the Shenburgh harbor in France, 
and brought here without a second shirt to put on. Capt. Burnell is put 
in a prison by himself, and not suffered to walk in the airing ground. 
Boyne returned from her cruise. 

25th. \ pt. salt served 4 men per week. Total prisoners, 169. 

27th. One of the company removed with the small-pox to another pri- 
son, prepared as a hospital. Wrote a letter for Burnell's lieutenant [see 
above, 24th] to his uncle B. West, Esq., London. 

28th. G. Studley and F. Little removed to the prison hospital. A 
black man gone to nurse them. 

29. Sunday. Raw, cold weather. 12 lamps erected round the walls. 
A lieutenant's guard of 40 men belonging to the 13th Regt. serve to guard 
us. 13 sentries upon duty constantly. Burford returned from her cruise. 

30th. All hands in good health. 

[To be continued.] 


By Deloraine-Pendre Corey, Esq., of Maiden, Mass. 

1. Samuel Waite, of Wethersfield, co. Essex, Eng., was the progeni- 
tor of the Waites of Maiden, and probably of those of Ipswich. The 
Candler MSS. and the recently discovered Redington letter enable us to 
form an apparently complete list of his family. He married Mary Ward. 
She appears in Candler's pedigree of Ward, in the Bodleian library, to have 
been dau. of Ward of Rivenhall, co. Essex ; but the earlier MS. of Cand- 
ler, in the British Museum, as I am informed by Mr. Dean, shows that this 
may not have been intended. Other circumstances render it possible, per- 
haps probable, that she was daughter of the Rev. John Ward of Haver- 
hill, co. Suffolk, and Susanna his wife. If so, she was sister to the cele- 
brated Nathaniel Ward of Ipswich, N. E. Children : 

i. Mary, 2 m. in England, Robert Lord, afterwards clerk of the courts 

and register of deeds in the county of Essex, New England, who d. 

at Ipswich, Aug. 21, 1683, set. 79. 
ii. Samuel, 2 in. Helen Crosse, and d. before March, 1676-7, leaving issue, 

of whom was Joseph, 3 considered by his friends " a prodigall," yet 

" not all so bad as formerly." 
2. iii. John, 2 b. about 1618. 

iv. Joseph, 2 m. Margaret, dau. of Matthew Lawrence, " Towne preacher 

of Ipswich." He was rector of Sproughton, co. Suffolk, where he 

d. June 29, 1670, " after 15 years of conscientious and eminently 

faithful discharge of the ministry " in that place. His widow a. 

June, 1675. 
v. Anne. 2 She may have m. Philip Bill, who settled at Ipswich, N. E., 

and afterwards at New London. If so, she became a widow, and m. 

about 1690, Samuel Bucknell, or Buckland. 
,i»vi. Thomas, 2 was perhaps the early settler at Ipswich, N. E. 

vii. Susan, 2 m. Redington, and was living in England, 1676-7. 

viii. Abigail. 2 ) One of these was probably wife of Thomas Whiting of 
ix. Sarah. 2 ) Hadleigh, co. Suffolk, Eng. Susan Redington wrote, in 

1676-7, in relation to Abigail, that for " her second match she hath 

a very loueing carefull husband." 

1878.] The Watte Family of Maiden, Mass. 189 

2. John 2 {Samuel 1 ), b. about 1618 ; accompanied, or followed, to New- 
England, his father-in-law, Joseph Hills, who came in the " Susan and 
Ellen," of London, in 1 638 ; was one of the early settlers at Mystic Side 
(afterwards Maiden), where he purchased a house and land of widow Martha 
Coytemore in 1644; member of the Charlestown church, 1647, and made a 
freeman in May of that year. In March, 1647-8, the colony allowed him £4 
18s. " for his writing one booke of the lawes, and for finding paper for both 
bookes." This was the MS. of the celebrated Massachusetts Laws of 1648, 
compiled and perfected by Joseph Hills, the first body of laws established 
by authority in New England. After the incorporation of Maiden, in 1649, 
he became a leader in its civil and religious affairs ; was a stout supporter 
of the Rev. Marmaduke Matthews in the strife which followed his unhappy 
settlement ; was clerk and selectman for many years, captain of the train- 
band, and commissioner to end small causes. In 1666 he succeeded Joseph 
Hills in the House of Deputies, and continued to represent the town during 
a period of eighteen years. In 1675, during king Philip's war, he was 
ordered to convey a detachment to the rendezvous of Maj. Pynchon at 
Marlboro'; and, in certain contingencies, he was to take command of a com- 
pany in active service. In 1680 he was appointed a member of the com- 
mittee to revise the laws, with which his labor in 1647, and his long expe- 
rience as a legislator had doubtless made him familiar. He was identified 
with the popular party, and was one of the " faction " denounced by Ed- 
ward Randolph in his "Articles of high Misdemeanor." In 1681-2, with 
Deputy Gov. Stoughton and others, he was chosen to prepare papers for 
the agents in England, and " to do therein as in their wisdome they shall 
see meete for the end proposed," and was a member of the committee to 
correspond with and to provide for them ; and in 1683 he received a nomina- 
tion to the Magistracy. In 1684 he was chosen Speaker of the House of 
Deputies ; and, becoming deprived of his sight, soon after retired from 
public life. He died Sept. 26, 1693, aet. 75. He m. first, in England, Mary, 
dau. of Joseph and Rose Hills, who d. Nov. 25, 1674 ; second, August 4, 
1675, Sarah, widow of Jacob Parker of Chelmsford, who d. Jan. 13, 
1707-8, set. 81. Children : 

3. i. John. 3 

4. ii. Joseph. 3 

5. iii. Samuel, 3 b. Oct. 11, 1650. 

iv. Mary, 3 b. Aug. 31, 1653; d. Aug. 9, 1657. 

v. Hannah, 3 b. Sept. 9, 1656; m. first, Oct. 11, 1676, William Bucknam, 
of Maiden, son of William, b. Aug. 1652, d. Sept. 17, 1693 ; m. sec- 
ond, Jan. 12, 1693-4, Joseph Hasey, of Rumney-Marsh, son of Wil- 
liam and Sarah, b. May 29, 1657, d. June 28, 1707. Her death is 
not recorded, and she left no known issue. 

vi. Mehitable, 3 b. Sept. 15, 1658 ; m. Deliverance Parkman, of Salem, 
son of Elias. She d. before 1686, leaving one child, Mehitable, who 
m. July 27, 1711, the Rev. George Curwen, of Salem, and became 
the mother of the noted loyalist, Samuel Curwen. 

6. vii. Thomas, 3 b. Sept. 1, 1660. 

viii. Rebecca, 3 b. Nov. 22, 1662; m. March 31, 1681, Jonathan, son of 

Peter Tufts. 
ix. Sarah, 3 m. April 25, 1684, Nathaniel Stone, of Sudbury. 

7. x. Nathaniel, 3 b. May 27, 1667. 

3. John 3 (John, 2 Samuel 1 ), removed from Maiden to Rumney-Marsh, 
where he died in 1722. He m. June 12, 1674, Sarah, dau. of Benjamin 
Muzzey. Children : 

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190 The Waite Family of Maiden, Mass, [April, 

i. Mary, 4 b. Aug. 11, 1685; m. Oct. 27, 1714, John Shute, of Maiden. \ 

8. ii. Benjamin, 4 b. Oct. 27, 1689. 

9. iii. Robert. 4 

4. Joseph 3 (John, 2 Samuel 1 ), resided in Maiden; admitted a freeman 
in 1690, and died in 1692. He m. first, August 7, 1672, Hannah, dau. of 
Thomas and Elizabeth Oakes, b. at Cambridge, May 4, 1657. He m. sec- 
ond, Oct. 24, 1688, Mercy, dau. of Peter and Mary (Pierce) Tufts. After 
his decease she m. June 11, 1694, Lemuel Jenkins, of Maiden, and died 
July 19, 1736. Children : 

10. i. Joseph, 4 b. about 1675. 

11. ii. Thomas, 4 b. about 1679. 

12. iii. Peter, 4 b. Jan. 20, 1689-90. 

13. iv. Jonathan, 4 b. Feb. 24, 1691-2. 

5. Samuel 3 (John, 2 Samuel 1 ), b. at Maiden, Oct. 11, 1650; was ad- 
mitted a freeman in 1690; d. Sept. 20, 1720. He m. Mehitable, dau. of 
William and Sarah Bucknam, b. Aug. 1654, d. Sept. 17, 1734. Children : 

Samuel, 4 b. about 1680. 
William, 4 b. about 1682. 
John. 4 

Mary, 4 m. John Hutchinson, and d. April 11, 1755. 
Mehitable, 4 b. Dec. 22, 1686; m. Andrew Starke or Starkey. 
Sarah, 4 m. Jan. 27, 1713-14, Jonathan Tufts, of Medford. 
Tabitha, 4 b. about 1692 ; m. April 18, 1717, William Paine, of Mai- 
den ; d. April 7, 1721. 

17. viii. Edward, 4 b. Dec. 2, 1694. 

18. ix. Jabez, 4 b. March 2, 1695-6. 

6. Thomas 3 (John 2 Samuel 1 ), b. at Maiden, Sept. 1, 1660. He lived 
with his father after the latter became blind, having " wrought 9 years in 
his ffathers service since his ffather was dark." He died Dec. 23, 1742. He 
m. Mary, dau. of Jacob and Sarah Parker, b. at Chelmsford, Sept. 8, 1667, 
d. Jan. 6, 1763. Children : 

Thomas, 4 b. Feb. 20, 1695-6. 
Mary, 4 b. March 26, 1699 ; living in 1742. 
Abigail, 4 b. Jan. 23, 1701-2 ; living in 1742. 

Rachel, 4 b. Oct. 24, 1704 ; m. Oct. 9, 1746, Jabez Sargeant, of Mai- 
den ; d. Dec. 23, 1776. 
Jacob, 4 b. Oct. 7, 1707 ; d. Oct. 1, 1727. 
Isaac, 4 b. May 6, 1710. 
vii. Benjamin, 4 b. Dec. 14, 1712 ; d. June 2, 1735. 

7. Nathaniel 3 (John, 2 Samuel 1 ), b. at Maiden, May 27, 1667. A 
weaver. Resided sometime in Medford, but returned to Maiden, where he 
was selectman in 1707. Died about 1714. He m. Elizabeth, dau. of John 
and Mary Lynde, who was living in April, 1734. Children : 

i. Elizabeth, 4 b. Jan. 2, 1699-1700 ; m, July 12, 1727, Samuel Howard, 
and d. March 11, 1773. 

21. ii. Nathaniel, 4 b. Nov. 5, 1701. 

iii. Nathan, 4 b. Oct. 28, 1703; d. before 1725. 

iv. David, 4 b. June 9, 1706 ; removed to Groton, where he d. unmarried 
about 1731. 

22. v. Phineas, 4 b. May 9, 1709. 

vi. Dorothy, 4 b. Sept. 18, 1711 ; m. Nov. 8, 1737, Timothy Green. 

8. Benjamin 4 (John, 3 John, 2 Samuel 1 ), b. at Maiden, Oct. 27, 1689' 
A yeoman. His death is not recorded ; but he was living in 1759, and d. 









1878.] The Waite Family of Maiden, Mass. 191 

before his wife. He m. at Boston, Feb. 25, 1719-20, Mary, dau. of Daniel 
Whittemore, and widow of Joseph Fenton, of Charlestown. She d. Jan. 
15, 1781. Children: 

i. Benjamin, 5 b. April 22, 1723 ; a weaver ; d. May 22, 1790. He m. 

March 20, 1746-7, Barbara TJnthank, of Chelsea, who d. May 10, 

ii. Joseph, 5 b. Oct. 14, 1725 ; a yeoman ; d. Sept. 7, 1801. He m. April 

22, 1755, Mary, 5 dau. of Robert 4 (9) Waite. 
iii. Nathan, 5 b. Oct. 28, 1727 ; d. in military service in 1758. He m. 

March 28, 1753, Dorothy, dau. of William and Ruth Pratt. She 

was b. Aug. 21, 1732, d. Oct. 7, 1755. Child : Mary, 6 b. April 23, 

iv. Samuel, 5 b. Jan. 5, 1732-3 ; a weaver ; d. Nov. 1792. He m. Nov. 

11, 1775, Bethia Ingoldsby, who d. Oct. 18, 1792. 
v. Israel, 5 b. May 18, 1735. > Pom 
vi. Mary, 5 b. May 18, 1735. 5 uem * 

9. Robert 4 (John, 5 John, 2 Samuel 1 ), b. at Maiden; a yeoman ; d. at 
Chelsea ; will proved Jan. 16, 1767. He m. Dec. 13, 1720, Martha Bree- 
den, who d. at Maiden, Feb. 24, 1784. Children, b. at Rumney-Marsh : 

i. John, 5 b. March 13, 1721-2; d. at Maiden, July 14, 1807. Hem. 
Nov. 25, 1743, Sarah, dau. of Benjamin and Lydia Faulkner, of 
Maiden, who was b. Dec. 30, 1724, d. Feb. 28, 1797. Left issue. 

ii. Sarah, 5 b. Jan. 8, 1723-4; m. March 23, 1747-8, Edward Oliver, of 
Maiden ; d. April 6, 1787. 

iii. Mary, 5 b. May 31, 1729; m. April 22, 1755, Joseph, 5 son of Benja- 
min 4 (8) Waite. 

iv. Edward, 5 b. Oct. 12, 1740 ; d. at Chelsea, Feb. 3, 1822. He m. Dec. 
22, 1782, Rebecca, d. of William Oliver, of Chelsea, who d. Feb. 
11, 1837, aet. 88. Left issue. 

10. Joseph 4 (Joseph, 3 John. 2 Samuel 1 ), b. at Maiden about 1675; d. 
April 9, 1725. He m. 1701, Lydia, dau. of John Sargeant, of Maiden. 
Children : 

i. Joseph, 5 b. Feb. 12, 1701-2 ; m. Jan. 3, 1738-9, Susannah Bancroft, 

of Lynn. Left issue. 
ii. Lydia, 5 b. July, 1707 ; d. April 23, 1725. 
iii. Hannah, 5 b. Sept. 17, 1709; m. first, Dec. 30, 1730, Phineas Upham, 

who d. July 17, 1738 ; m. second, Jan. 11, 1744-5, Israel Cook, of 

Boston. She d. Oct. 3, 1789. 
iv. Ruth, 5 b. Nov. 15, 1710 ; d. unm. April 8, 1802. 
v. Mehitable, 5 b. Jan. 3, 1714-15 ; d. Dec. 31, 1727. 
vi. Lois, 5 b. Feb. 20, 1718-19 ; m. Oct. 25, 1743, Samuel Sargeant ; d. at 

Chelsea, May 30, 1800. 
vii. Sarah, 5 b. June 1, 1720 ; d. unm. Nov. 1803. 
viii. Lydia, 5 b. Sept. 30, 1725 ; d. Jan. 9, 1727-8. 

11. Thomas 4 (Joseph, 5 John, 2 Samuel 1 ), b. at Maiden about 1679; a 
tailor; d. Dec. 3, 1751. He in. Dec. 26, 1701, Deborah, dau. of John and 
Lydia (Chipman) Sargeant, who d. July 10, 1773. Children: 

23. i. Timothy, 5 b. April 30, 1703. 

24. ii. Thomas, 5 b. Sept. 7, 1707. 

iii. Deborah, 5 b. Aug. 15, 1714; m. Nov. 28, 1734, Isaac 4 Waite (20). 
iv. Hannah, 5 b. May 20, 1722. 

v. Ebenezer, 5 was a soldier in the expedition to Cape Breton, and died 
in service, 1745. 

12. Peter 4 (Joseph 5 John, 2 Samuel 1 ), b. at Maiden, Jan. 20, 1689-90 ; 
a weaver ; removed to Medford, where he d. Dec. 8, 1721. He m. first, 

192 The Waite Family of Maiden, Mass. [April, 

Sarah, dau. of Samuel and Lydia (Bacon) Pierce, of Woburn, b. Jan. 
22, 1691-2, and d. Aug. 16, 1717; m. second, May 22, 1718, Abigail 
Pierce, of Woburn. Children : 

i. Sarah, 5 b. Jan. 15, 1713-14. 

ii. Mercy, 6 b. April 28, 1716. 

iii. Peter, 5 b. April 21, 1720. If, as is supposed, this is the Peter Waite 

who d. in Danvers, June 15, 1794, he left a numerous posterity, 
iv. Jonathan, 5 b. March 24, 1721-2 ; was living in 1737. 

13. Jonathan 4 (Joseph? John, 2 Samuel 1 ), b. at Maiden, Feb. 24, 
1691-2 ; lived at East Maiden until the fall of 1716, when he removed to 
Lynn, near the Chelsea line (now Saugus) ; d. in 1775. He m. first, Nov. 
20, 1712, Elizabeth, dau. of John Pratt, of Maiden, b. 1694-5, d. March 
10, 1714-15 ; m. second, Sept. 26, 1716, Abigail, widow of William 4 Waite 
(15). She d. before her husband. Children : 

i. Jonathan, 5 m. at Lynn, July 10, 1739, Hannah Hawkes ; was living 

in 1775. 
ii. Elizabeth, 5 m. (int. March 7, 1741) Dea. Benjamin Brintnall, of 

iii. Ezra, 5 m. at Lynn, March 8, 1752, Sarah Hawkes, who after his 

death m. Dagyr. He d. in 1765, leaving one son, Ezra? b. 

about 1755 ; m. at Lynn, May 15, 1778, Sarah Hutchinson, who d. 

at Maiden, Sept. 27, 1839, set. 82 ; removed to East Maiden, where 

he d. July 2, 1831, leaving many descendants. 

14. Samuel 4 (Samuel? John? Samuel 1 ), b. at Maiden, about 1680; 
d. Jan. 14, 1739-40. He m. Anna, dau. of Joseph and Elizabeth (Tufts) 
Lynde, b. May 29, 1688. Perhaps she afterwards m. Aug. 11, 1743, John 
Hoyle, of Providence. Children : 

i. Anna, 5 b. Jan. 28, 1707-8 ; m. 1750, Thomas Burrage, of Lynn. 

ii. Samuel, 5 b. Dec. 14, 1709; m. first, March 16, 1730-1, Elizabeth, 
dau. of Ebenezer and Rachel (Floyd) Pratt, b. Oct. 24, 1713, and is 
said to have d. July 16, 1746 ; but the date of the next marriage 
shows this to be an error, perhaps of one year ; m. second, March 
20, 1745-6, Rebecca Sweetser ; m. third, July 18, 1751, Elizabeth 
Sprague, who d. July 17, 1799, set. 74. He was a resident of 
Charlestown at the time of its burning by the British, when he 
sustained a considerable loss, and d. in Maiden, Jan. 5, 1783, leav- 
ing a numerous issue. 

iii. William, 5 b. May 5, 1712 ; m. Dec. 28, 1738, Deborah, dau. of Sam- 
uel and Deborah Bucknam, b. March 11, 1713-14, d. August 13, 
1803. He removed to Marblehead, where he d. Nov. 23, 1803, leav- 
ing issue, of whom was Aaron? an eminent merchant of Salem. 

iv. Mary, 5 b. Sept. 22, 1714 ; m. May 4, 1738, John Mudge. 

v. Martha, 5 b. July 20, 1717 ; d. unm. March 8, 1744-5. 

vi. Phebe, 5 b. April 20, 1720 ; m. April 27, 1739, Joseph Barrett. 

vii. Lydia, 5 b. Sept. 27, 1722 ; living Aug. 1739. 

viii. Nathan, 5 b. June 4, 1724 ; d. Dec. 26, 1727. 

ix. Elizabeth, 5 b. March 12, 1727-8 ; living Aug. 1739. 

15. William 4 (Samuel, 9 John? Samuel 1 ), b. at Maiden about 1682; d. 
Jan. 16, 1711-12. He m. Abigail, dau. of John and Mary Lynde, b. Dec. 
4,1689. After his death she m. Sept. 26, 1716, Jonathan 4 Waite (13). 
Children : 

i. Abigail, 5 b. Aug. 14, 1708 ; living 1719. 
ii. Sarah, 5 b. July 5, 1710 ; living 1722. 

16. John 4 (Samuel? John? Samuel 1 ), b. at Maiden ; removed to Lynn 
(Saugus) in 1716, where he died. Will proved April 26, 1756. He m. 
Sept. 13, 1722, Hannah Colley, of Lynn. Children : 

1878.] The Waite Family of Maiden, Mass. 193 

i. John, 5 b. June 3, 1723 ; d. April 11, 1733. 

ii. Anna, 5 b. Aug. 17, 1725 ; m. William Berry. 

iii. Jacob, 5 b. March 15, 1728 ; m. Rebecca (Baker?) ; d. in Lynn about 
1790. He had one son, Thomas- Baker, 6 b. Aug. 4, 1762, who re- 
moved to Portland, where, as a member of the firm of Titcomb & 
Wait, he founded the " Falmouth Gazette and Weekly Advertiser ," 
the first newspaper established in Maine, the initial number of which 
was issued Jan. 1, 1785. The next year it was changed to the 
" Cumberland Gazette," and published by him alone. He was very 
popular, and occupied a prominent position in eastern affairs ; and 
he did good service for the community in various ways. He remain- 
ed in Portland about thirty years, when he removed to Boston, where 
he engaged in business as a paper manufacturer and bookseller, and 
d. Feb. 26, 1830. 

iv. John, 5 b. July 5, 1734 ; m. Jan. 29, 1754, Mary Dunnell. 

17. Edward 4 (Samuel, 3 John, 2 Samuel 1 ), b. at Maiden, Dec. 2, 1694; 
selectman for fourteen years ; d. Oct. 2, 1783. He m. Tabitha, who d. 
Dec. 9, 1770. Children : 

i. Tabitha, 5 b. Dec. 14, 1721 ; m. Oct. 26, 1743, Nathan Newhall, of 

Maiden ; d. Nov. 6, 1798. 
ii. Lois, 5 b. Aug. 1, 1728; m. Oct. 28, 1748, Ebenezer Upham, of 

iii. Eunice, 5 b.' July 24, 1734 ; d. Dec. 22, 1740. 

18. Jabez 4 (Samuel, 3 John, 2 Samuel}), b. at Maiden, March 2, 1695-6; 
d. April 15, 1764. He m. Jan. 4, 1721-2, Judith Hill, who d. Nov. 22, 
1778. Children : 

i. Jabez, 5 b. Oct. 19, 1722 ; d. unm. Feb. 22, 1800. 

ii. Mary, 5 b. April 1, 1725; m. Jan. 17, 1748-9, Thomas Sargeant ; d. 
May 11, 1763. 

iii. Judith, 5 b. March 13, 1727-8 ; m. Feb. 6, 1750-1, Richard Stowers. 

iv. Nathan, 5 b. Jan. 8, 1728-9 ; m. Oct. 15, 1757, Phebe, dau. of Benja- 
min Tufts, of Medford, who d. Nov. 5, or Nov. 7, 1807; d. Jan. 
10, 1803. His descendants reside in Medford and Lynn. 

v. Stephen, 5 b. April 16, 1731 ; m. first, Jan. 1, 1761, Sarah, dau. of Benja- 
min Tufts, of Medford, who d. March 11, 1773; m. second (int. 
Feb. 18, 1775), Susanna, dau. of Thomas and Sarah Burrage, of 
Lynn. He d. Dec. 30, 1814, leaving children. 

vi. John, 5 b. Sept. 28, 1733; removed from Maiden; married, and was 
living 1764. 

vii. Rebecca, 5 b. Aug. 24, 1735 ; m. Jan. 18, 1760, Luke Lincoln, of Pe- 

viii. Phebe, 5 b. April 9, 1739 ; m. Feb. 24, 1764, Ebenezer Barrett. 

ix. Micah, 5 b. April 29, 1744 ; m. first, May 28, 1771, Hannah, dau. of 
Thomas and Hannah Vinton, of Stoneham, b. Sept. 5, 1747, d. Nov. 
1, 1801 ; m. second, Feb. 3, 1803, Martha, 7 dau. of Samuel 6 (Samu- 
el, 5 Samuel 4 (14), Samuel, 3 John, 2 Samuel 1 ), and Mary (Goodwin) 
Waite, b. July 9, 1756, d. May 31, 1853. He d. April 20, 1822, 
leaving children. 

19. Thomas 4 (Thomas, 3 John, 2 Samuel 1 ), b. at Maiden, Feb. 20, 
1695-6 ; m. Jan. 10, 1723-4, Abigail, widow of Abraham Hasey, who d. 
March 13, 1759, set. 72. He d. Sept. 24, 1784. Children : 

i. Ebenezer, 5 b. Nov. 26, 1724 ; d. April 21, 1740. 

ii. Mary, 5 b. Nov. 12, 1726 ; m. May 16, 1748, James Bayley, of Boston ; 

d. Aug. 30, 1763. 
iii. Elizabeth, 5 b. Aug. 20, 1728; m. Jan. 1, 1751-2, Samuel Pratt, of 


194 The Waite Family of Maiden, Mass. [April, 

20. Isaac 4 {Thomas? John, 2 Samuel 1 ), b. at Maiden, May 6, 1710; a 
yeoman ; d. Dec. 29, 1777. He m. Nov. 28, 1734, Deborah, dau. of Tho- 
mas 4 (11) and Deborah Waite, b. Aug. 15, 1714, and d. at Medford, Sept. 
12, 1806. Children : 

i. Deborah, 5 b. Aug. 31, 1735 ; m. Hughes. 

ii. Eunice, 5 b. Feb. 8, 1738-9 ; m. June 29, 1762, Noah Floyd, of Med- 

iii. Isaac, 5 b. Feb. 6, 1741-2 ; d. July 22, 1761. 

iv. Hannah, 5 b. Sept. 19, 1747 ; m. Tucker. 

v. Rachel, 5 b. Aug. 17, 1749 ; m. Feb. 21, 1771, Jesse Burditt. 

vi. Benjamin, 5 b. May 4, 1752 ; in. April 2, 1775, Mary Shute ; d. March 
2, 1812. Left issue. 

21. Nathaniel 4 [Nathaniel? John, 2 Samuel 1 ), b. at Maiden, Nov. 5, 
1701. With other inhabitants of Maiden he removed to Leicester in 1731 ; 
was selectman several years, and d. in 1791, "never having been sick a 
day in his life, and was followed to his grave by all the children mentioned 
below." He m. first, 1735, Mary Richardson, who died in a few months; 
m. second, Hannah South^ate, dau. of Richard, b. in Coombs, co. Suffolk, 
Eng., 1709, d. 1754 ; m. third, 1756, Phebe Read. Children: 

i. Nathaniel, 5 b. 1738 ; removed to Hubbardston, July, 1766, where he 
d. Feb. 2, 1815, get. 76 yrs. 5 mos. He m. May 29, 1766, Anna 
Sweetser, who d. July 21, 1840, set. 93. Left issue. 

ii. Hannah, 5 b. 1740 ; m. Thomas Earle. 

iii. Nathan, 5 b. 1742 ; a blacksmith, and afterwards a tavern-keeper in 
Leicester many years ; d. 1818. He m. first, 1765, Joanna Tucker, 
who d. 1771 ; m. second, Hannah Parks, of Shrewsbury, who d. 
1847. Left issue. 

iv. David, 5 b. Feb. 1744 ; a yeoman ; removed to New Braintree about 
1770, where he d. 1815. His widow Bathsheba was living 1816. 
Left issue. 

v. Phineas, 5 b. 1746; d. 1810; m. (int. March 30, 1794) Martha 
(Forbes), widow of Abner Bartlett, of Brookfield. No issue. 

vi. Jonathan, 5 b. 1748 ; was unm. in 1792 ; removed to Woodstock, Vt., 
where he d. in 1810. 

vii. Samuel, 5 b. April 14, 1750 ; selectman in Leicester several years ; d. 
March 23, 1847. He m. 1792, Phebe, dau. of James and Dorothy 
(Green) Whittemore, b. 1765, d. 1819. Left issue. 

viii. William, 5 b. 1751 ; a yeoman ; removed to New Braintree, where he 
d. in 1823. He m. May 27, 1792, Hannah, d. of Joseph and Han- 
nah (Whittemore) Sargeant. No issue. 

ix. Mary, 5 b. 1753 ; m. Nathan Sargeant, of Leicester ; d. at New Brain- 
tree, Feb. 21.1816. 

x. Phebe, 5 b. 1757 ; m. Nathaniel Whittemore, of Peterboro,' N. II. ; d. 

xi. Asa, 5 b. 1759 ; a soldier of the revolution ; d. at Leicester, 1814. He 
m. Rebecca, dau. of Samuel Works, who d. April 11, 1843, set. 80. 
Children : Elmer? b. 1789 ; Lucretia? b. 1796, d. 1826. 

xii. Elizabeth, 5 b. 1761 ; m. Porter Cole ; d. in Ohio, 1845. 

22. Phineas 4 {Nathaniel? John? Samuel 1 ) b. at Maiden, May 9, 1709 ; 
a tailor; removed to Groton about 1731 ; d. May 30, 1777. He m. first, 
March 14, 1731-2, Mary Hubbard; m. second, Esther, who was living 
Aug. 1777. Children: 

i. Elizabeth, 5 b. Jan. 31, 1732-3; m. Jan. 3, 1754, David Bennett, of 

ii. Dorothy, 5 b. Sept. 9, 1734 ; m. Dec. 6, 1757, Asa Holden, of Shirley. 
iii. Phineas, 5 b. Nov. 12, 1736 ; d. at Groton in 1802. He m. first, Jan. 

28, 1762, Sarah Pierce, of Pepperell, who d. in 1775 ; m. second, 

1777, Ede, who d. Oct. 8, 1795 ; m. third, Ruth, who was living 

Jan. 1803. Left issue. 









1878.] The Waite Family of Maiden, Mass. 195 

23. Timothy 6 [Thomas, 4 Joseph? John? Samuel 1 ), b. at Maiden, April 
30, 1703 ; a tanner ; d. Jan. 9, 1788. He m. April 28, 1726, Mary, dau. 
of Thomas and Sarah (Tufts) Oakes, b. May 14, 1702, d. Feb. 4, 1781. 
Children : 

i. Mary, 6 b. April 21, 1727; d. Oct. 12, 1727. 

ii. Timothy, 6 b. Dec. 3, 1728 ; a housewright ; removed to Medford, 

where he d. May 27, 1777. He m. Dec7 12, 1755, Joanna, dau. of 

Thomas and Joanna (Parker) Lynde, b. Oct. 8, 1737, d. Sept. 14, 

1785. Left issue. 
iii. Jacob, 6 b. Dec. 17, 1732 ; d. Sept. 28, 1757. 
iv. Mary, 6 b. July 1, 1735 ; d. June 10, 1765. 
v. Ezra, 6 b. June 20, 1739 ; d. March 14, 1813. He m. Feb. 20, 1766, 

Sarah, dau. of Nathan Sargeant, of Chelsea, b. Jan. 12, 1740-1, d. 

Feb. 14, 1831. Children : Three daughters and two sons — 1. Ezra. 1 

2. Darius. 1 
vi. Lois, 6 b. May 24, 1748 ; unm. ; d. Feb. 7, 1821. 

24. Thomas 5 {Thomas? Joseph? John? Samuel 1 ) b. at Maiden, Sept. 
7, 1707; a yeoman ; d. Nov. 5, 1787. He m. June 13, 1746, Mary, dau. 
of William and Dorothy (Floyd) Sprague, b. Dec. 25, 1718, d. Jan. 5, 
1773. Children: 

Ebenezer, 6 b. March 21, 1746-7. 

Thomas, 6 b. Oct. 6, 1749. 

Mary, 6 b. July 25, 1753 ; d. Oct. 12, 1754. 

Mary, 6 b. Dec. 22, 1755 ; unm. ; d. Oct. 7, 1825. 

Hannah, 6 b. April 12, 1759 ; d. before 1776. 

Elizabeth, 6 m. Feb. 15, 1784, Lieut. Philemon Munroe, of Lexing- 
ton, one of the " immortal few " who opposed the British, April 19, 
1775. She d. April 13, 1785. 

25. Ebenezer 6 {Thomas? Thomas? Joseph? John? Samuel 1 ), b. at 
Maiden, March 21, 1746-7 ; a yeoman ; d. Jan. 2, 1801. He m. Sept. 
28, 1770, Elizabeth, dau. of John and Abigail (Taylor) Grover, b. March 
20, 1743-4, d. July 1, 1822. Children : 

i. Elizabeth, 7 b. July 23, 1771 : m. Feb. 15, 1798, Benjamin Blaney, 

Jr. ; d. April 6, 1855. 
ii. Ebenezer, 7 b. Sept. 7, 1775 ; d. soon, 
iii. Ebenezer, 7 b. Aug. 3, 1779; unm. ; d. Aug. 17, 1854. 
iv. Abigail, 7 b. March, 1781 ; unm. ; d. Jan. 19, 1851. 
v. Hannah, 7 b. March 31, 1786 ; m. Jan. 13, 1819, Ezra Floyd; d. Oct. 

6, 1865. 

26. Thomas 6 ( Thomas? Thomas? Joseph? John? Samuel 1 ), b. at Mai- 
den, Oct. 6, 1749; a yeoman; d. Aug. 13, 1828. He m. first, Oct. 10, 
1771, Lydia, dau. of Elkanah and Phebe (Baldwin) Hitchens, of Lynn, 
b. June 22, 1749, and d. Jan. 16, 1799 ; m. second, May 29, 1800, Phebe 
Parker, who d. March 14, 1836, set. 84. Children : 

27. i. Thomas, 7 b. June 19, 1773. 

ii. Andrew, 7 b. Aug. 22, 1775 ; d. June 26, 1830. He m. Sept. 7, 1797, 

Susanna, dau. of Joseph and Sarah (Low) Cheever, b. at Chelsea, 

May 29, 1781, d. at Charlestown, Dec. 2, 1857. Left issue. 
iii. Aaron, 7 b. Feb. 10, 1777 ; d. April 26, 1858. He m. May 31, 1798, 

Nancy, dau. of Joseph and Sarah (Low) Cheever, b. at Chelsea, 

Jan. 21, 1779, d. Dec. 27, 1852. Left issue. 
iv. Lydia, 7 b. Oct. 16, 1778; m. Nov. 30, 1797, Samuel Shute; d. Sept. 

5, 1801. 
v. Darius, 7 b. Feb. 19, 1781 ; resided a portion of his life in Medford, but 

returned to Maiden, where he resided upon the farm in East Maiden 

(Maplewood) which had been in the ownership and occupancy of the 

196 The Waite Family of Maiden, Mass. [April, 

family since the settlement of Capt. John 2 Wayte (2). He sold it 
a few years before his death, and removed to Maiden Centre, where 
hed. Sept. 11, 1859. He m. first, Dec. 30, 1804, Mercy Porter, of 
Medford; m. second, March 5, 1809, Nancy, dau. of Abraham and 
Ruth Bailey, who d. at Medford, Dec. 7, 1870, aet. 84. Left issue. 

vi. Nehemiah, 7 b. May 12, 1782 : lived in Medford ; d. April 8, 1829. He 
m. Oct. 12, 1806, Elizabeth, dau. of Nathan and Elizabeth Tufts, of 
Medford, who d. May 11, 1871, set. 92. Left issue. 

vii. Sarah, 7 b. Dec. 18, 1783 ; m. April 7, 1829, Timothy Clapp ; d. April 

11, 1869. 
viii. Israel, 7 b. May 29, 1785 ; d. about 1837. He m. March 15, 1809, 
Martha Trask, of Charlestown, who d. March 29, 1848, get. 61. Left 

ix. Phebe, 7 b. Oct. 19, 1787; m. first, May 24, 1807, William Hudson ; 
m. second, Dec. 5, 1816, Thomas Pratt, of Medford ; d. June 10, 

x. Deborah, 7 b. April 12, 1789 ; m. Feb. 28, 1806, Timothy Clapp ; d. 

Aug. 14, 1828. 
xi. Samdel-Hitchens, 7 b. Sept. 12, 1791 ; d. April 7, 1801. 

27. Thomas 7 ( Thomas, 6 Thomas? Thomas* Joseph? John? Samuel 1 ), b. 
at Maiden, June 19, 1773 ; d. Dec. 12, 1854. He m. June 14, 1801, Han- 
nah, dau. of Capt. Joseph and Sarah (Low) Cheever, a descendant of Eze- 
kiel Cheever, the famous New England schoolmaster, through his son the 
Rev. Thomas Cheever, the first minister of Rumney-Marsh (Chelsea). 
She was b. at Chelsea, Nov. 5, 1782, and d. Nov. 22, 1858. Children : 

i. Hannah, 8 b. Dec. 3, 1802 ; m. Loammi T. Coggin, of Goffstown, 
N. H. ; d. Oct. 3, 1832. 

ii. Thomas, 8 b. Jan. 3, 1804 ; m. Rebecca-Waite, 9 dau. of Samuel-N. and 
Martha 8 Breeden, b. Nov. 18, 1809, d. Dec. 31, 1853. He was 
town clerk of Maiden several years, and filled many offices of trust, 
and d. March 21, 1859. Left issue. 

iii. Phebe-Parker, 8 b. Jan. 28, 1806 ; d. March 30, 1811. 

iv. Caleb, 8 b. Jan. 16, 1808 ; now living at Maiden. He m. first, June 
15, 1834, Mary-Crane, 9 dau. of John and Sally 8 Sprague, b. April 
2, 1813, d. Sept. 11, 1837. He m. second, Dec. 28, 1854, Hannah- 
Sargent, dau. of Ezra and Phebe Holden, b. July 30, 1817, d. Dec. 
17, 1869. No children living. 

v. Joshua, 8 b. Oct. 17, 1810 ; now living at Groton, Mass. He m. first, 
Eliza-Anne, dau. of Silas Durgin, who d. Oct. 28, 1848. He m. 
second, Dec. 17, 1851, Elizabeth- Jordan, dau. of Solomon and Han- 
nah Rowe, b. at Danville, Me., Oct. 3, 1825. Has issue. 

vi. Phebe, 8 b. March 15, 1813 ; m. June 26, 1833, William Mann ; d. 
Jan. 4, 1872. 

vii. Martha-Skinner, 8 b. May 1, 1815 ; m. May 6, 1835, Solomon-Pendre 
Corey, who d. Sept. 11, 1871 {vide Register, xxvi. 102). She is 
now living at Maiden. 

viii. Maria, 8 b. Oct. 24, 1817 ; m. Dec. 6, 1837, Simon Black ; d. July 6, 

ix. Caroline-Hudson, 8 b. March 18, 1820 ; d. Jan. 11, 1833. 

x. James-Monroe, 8 b. July 30, 1822; m. Sept. 23, 1851, Salome- Anne, 
dau. of Joshua and Betsey (Chase) Webster, b. at Boston, Aug. 
22, 1829. He was formerly of the firm of Webster & Waite, Stock- 
ton, Cal., and now resides at Maplewood (Maiden). Has two sons 

xi. Almira-Anne, 8 b. March 9, 1826 ; m. Oct. 10, 1848, George Hanson ; 
d. July 26, 1870. 

1878.] Abstracts of the Earliest Wills in Suffolk, 197 




Prepared by William B. Trask, Esq., of Boston. 

[Continued from vol. xxxi. page 322.] 

Humphrey Atherton. — Humphrey Atherton was appointed by His 
Excellency Joseph Dudley, Esq r Gov r &c, Administrator on the estate of 
his grandfather, Major Humphrey Atherton,* of Dorchester, deceased, 
Oct. 27, 1715. 

We, Humphrey Atherton Husbandman & Ebenezer Withington, hus- 
bandman, both of Dorchester & Edward Weaver Gent, of Boston & all in 
the County of Suffolk, are bound in the sum of Two hundred Pounds, 
Oct. 27, 1715. The Conditions of this Obligation is such, That if the above 
bounden Humphrey Atherton Admitted Adm r to the Estate of his Grand- 
father Humphrey Atherton, late of Dorchester, Yeoman, deed, in behalf of 
him self & the rest of the Grand Children & heirs of the said deced., do 
make a true Inventory of all the Goods, Chattels, Rights and Credits of 
the said Deceased, &c. &c. then the obligation to be void. 

Sealed and Delivered Humphrey Atherton, 

in Presence of Ebenezer Withington, 

Samuel Tyley Jun r Edward Weaver. 
Timothy Mather 

Dorchester October 1, 1716. — Received of Humpry Atherton, the some 
of fourtene shillngs, for two days work at subdiuiding and shewing the 
Lines of his Lots of Ceder swamp Medow and upland by me, by me, 


June 6, 1717. An Inuintorey of my granfather Atherton, Comon 
Rightes in Dorchester, It being all that I Can find of his. — To a Lot in the 
12 deuisons in dorchester New grant Con taining 198 acres, prised a fiue 
shiling and six penc per acre, 54. 09. 00 ; In the Ceder swamp, the 2 Lot, 

* The following deed is on record at Boston : 

Capt. Humphrey Atherton, of dorchester (for and in consideration of fyve shillings the 
Acre by him in hand received) granted vnto Eleazar Lusher, of dedham, all that his mea- 
dowe as well that sixty Acres already laid out, as also all that which belongs to him the 
sd. Humphrey by Comon rights, by him purchased, wch. sd. meadow is scituat in Fowle 
meadow, provided that if within the space of thirty yeares next after the date hereof, the 
Inhabitants of dorchester towne or village erected & set vp in that place neere the Blue 
hills where formerly it was intended, & yt all the charges disbursed by the sd. Eleazar, 
his heires & assignes, for purchase, measureing, or other improvements, whereby the mea- 
dow is meadedf & made better, be againe repaid them, and if the sd. Humphrey, his heires 
& Assignes, make demand thereof, then the possession quietly to be d'd within the space 
of one whole yeare after such demand made : otherwise the former bargaine to stand in 
force. Date 20 (9) 1646. 

Sealed & d'd in p'nee of Humphrey Atherton & a seale. 

William Aspinwall, Recorded. 4. 5. 1650. Suffolk Registry of Deeds, 

Matthew Boyes. vol. i. p. 120. 

f According to Bailey's Dictionary, the noun meadow is derived from an Anglo-Saxon 
word meaning to mow. Perhaps the verb to mead, evidently from the same root, which we 
do not find in any dictionary to which we have had access, means to render better adapted 
for mowing. 


198 Abstracts of the Earliest Wills in Suffolk. [April, 

G.Jacr, it is layd out in Bear Swamp in dorchester, new grant, it being pore, 
sum alowance is giuen in henshaws Shwamp ; The 34 Lot on the mead- 
ows Botom, Laid out to my grandfather in Dorchester new grant, 7. 2. 0.; 
In the upland in Dorchester new grant is Laid out to my grandfather, 125 
acres, and abut 1 2 years ago Reseued of the selectmen one my granfathers 
A Compt, one pound one shiling or their aboutes, 01. 01. 00. 

July 22, 1717. We whose Names are under written haue Received of 
M r Humphry Atherton, the day of y e Date herof, for three days Service, 
horse & Man, to vew & apprize y e Remaining part of humphry Athertons 
Estate deces'd. the Sum of Twenty shillings to Each of us, we say Receiv d 
by us, £3. 0. 0. James Blake, Jun r , Thomas Tilestone, Phillip Withington. 

Messrs. Thomas Tilestone, Philip Withington, Blacksmith, and James 
Blake Jun r , Yeamon, ordered to make an apprizement of the estate, July 
16 or 19, 1717, signed, Samuel Sewall. Apprized by them, 198 acres of 
upland in y e Twelve Divisions in Dorchester, at six shillings p r acre, 
£59. 8. 00 ; six acres & a quarter in y e 2 d lot in y e Cedar swamps in Dor- 
chester at Ten shillings p r acre, £3. 2. 6. ; Seven acres & half of Meadow 
bottom, it being part of y e 34 th Lot of Meadow bottom in Dorchester, at 
fiveteen shillings p r Acre, £5. 12. 6.; One Hundred twenty & five Acres of 
Upland in y e Twenty fiue Divisions of Land in Dorchester, it being part 
of y e 35 th Lot, at four shillings & six pence p r Acre, £28. 2. 6. Totel 
£96. 5. 6. [Another inventory, sworn to before Samuel Sewall, June 24, 
1717, varies slightly from the above; it mentions, also, Pidgeon Swamp. 
Signed by Philip Withington, Thomas Tileston.] 

The Administrator's account was rendered and approved Sept. 26, 1717. 
Amt. £10. 5. Among the items — " To Mr Meriam for Recording Do. &c. 
[that is, the inventory] 8s." 

Humphrey Atherton gives bonds, with Ebenezer Williams and Benja- 
min Cheny, in presence of Jonathan Willis and John Boydell, Oct. 9, 1717, 
to pay the heirs their portions. 

The Deposition of William Royall and of Mary His Wife, both of full 
Age, Testifyeth and Sayeth, y* we, y e Deponents, living near the Burying 
Place in Dorchester, do Know y* about 14 years agoe Major Athertons 
Tomb was fallen all down, and lay in a shamefull manner, and was built up 
again by His Grandson Humphrey Atherton, and it now Stands in a Decent 
manner. March 3. 1717-18.* 


Witnesse our Sign Manuall William X Royall 



Mart X Royall 


Suffolk Ss : 

William and Mary Royall being Personally Examined affirmed The 
Truth of y e aboue written Testimony, Upon their Certain knowledge and 
Remembrance, & made Oath thereof. 

Before me, Elijah Danforth, 
Dorchester Pacis Justiciario in Comitatu Prasdicto. 

March 3, 1717-18. 

* The well-known inscription on the tomb of Maj.-General Humphrey Atherton is print- 
ed, Register, ii. 382. A representation of a drawn sword, 3 feet and 11 inches in length, 
is cut into the freestone over the inscription on the horizontal tablet. This stone, by mea- 
surement, is 6 feet in length ; 3 feet 2 inches wide; and 3£ inches in thickness. It rests on 
a brick base, 2 feet 6£ inches in height. The slab projects about 3£ inches over the sides 
and ends of the base. 

1878.1 Abstracts of the Earliest Wills in Suffolk. 199 

To the Hon ble Samuel Sewall Esq. r Judge of Probate, &c. The Me- 
morial of Humphrey Atherton. Humbly Sheweth, That the Memoriall of 
Humphrey Atherton of Dorchester Admin 1- De bonis non &c. of his Grand- 
father Maj r Humphrey Atherton deceased humbly sheweth That your 
Memorial 8 * having received Letters of Administration from your Hon r is 
ready to give in a true and just Inventory of the said Estate yet remaining 
excepting nine Acres of Meadow at Burnt Swamp in Dorchester New 
Grant, which tho' the Numerous descendants of my said Grand Father 
would have brought into said Inventory, I humbly conceive it would be to 
my own wrong to insert therein for the reasons following. About 14 years 
ago the Tomb of my Grandfather being much out of Repair Samuel Wales 
and others of the selectmen of Dorchester since deceased, represented to 
me, that my said Grandfather having been a Major General and in his day 
a Person of Considerable Figure and Repute, It was a shame his Tomb 
should ly in so ruinous a Condition, and Moved that his heirs would repair 
the same. Whereupon I applyed myself to several of them to joyn with 
me therein, but their answer was that I being the next heir and the only 
Person who bore up his name, it belonged of right to me to do it. Upon 
their refusal I soon made the said Reparation at my sole Cost and Charge. 
Upon my representing thereof to the selectmen, I obtained a proprietors 
vote at a Publick Meeting October 1704 that the said Nine Acres of Mea- 
dow, which had like to have been lost for want of Looking After in time 
and which on 2 former Applications had been denied me, should be now 
laid out upon Account of the Charge I had been at for repair of the Tomb 
to me in right of my said Grandfather which I humbly conceive Do's vest 
the Right in me Personally. I have possessed it ever since, Cleared and 
Improved it, And therefore humbly pray your Hon" would allow me to 
make out the Inventory exclusive of that Article that so Persons may be 
Appointed and Sworn to make Apprizement of the Lands mentioned in 
said Inventory ; and I may be put into a Capacity to pay off the other 
Descendants their respective shares. Your Hon" humble Servant 

Humphrey Atherton. 

Suffolk Ss. By the Hon ble Samuel Sewall, Esq r Judge of Probate, &c. 

The aforegoing Petition being presented by Humphrey Atherton the 
subscriber, I do hereby Settle upon him and his Heirs forever The Nine 
Acres of Meadow at Burnt Swamp within mentioned for the Reasons men- 
tioned in the said Petition. 

Boston March 3 d , 1717. Samuel Sewall. 

Examined p r John Boydell Reg r . 

For his Worship Samuell Sewell, Boston. 
May it Please y r Worship, 

I beg y r worships favor in heareing me in 
one word or two, in answer to y e peice of writing you some time since 
show'd me, tuching somthing of the Inventory, which I suppose is Con- 
cerning y e swamp, which swamp has been allowed me as I Can Prove 
by y e Judge of Probates & in form of Law, besides this I Can shew by 
Proper account y* I haue paid more than y e whole Land was at y* time 
valued at. I beg you to Consider y* at y e Divisions from y e setling y e town 
to this very day were Laid out in my granfathers name, but this is Laid 
out to me in name and person. If you please to Remember about twelve 
months since I were Examined before y e Governor & Counsill Concerning 

200 Abstracts of the Earliest Wills in Suffolk. [April, 

my Grandfathers Chilldreu and at y c same time they all acknowledged my 
self to be y e true heir to my granfathers Estate. 

I have advanced for my Granfather, since his Disceas, £5, but neither of 
these Children would Contribute one farthing to y', although the Expence 
may be Easy Proued to be a pure act of Charity Performed by me, as shall 
be made appear if Required, by y e Cheif men of y e town. 

Further y r humbell Petitioner sayeth not but desireth y r Honer to Con- 
sider y e Case. I am & shall Remain y r Honers most humble & Obediant 
ser vnfc Humphrey Atherton. 

Reed 8 r 1. 1717. 

Suffolk Ss. 

By the Hon ble Samuel Sewall Esq. Judge of Probate &c. 
Whereas, Application was made to me, by Humphry Atherton, Admin- 
istrator of the Remaining Estate of his Grandfather, Humphry Atherton, 
heretofore of Dorchester, in the County of Suffolk, Gent, deceased, To 
have what remains of his Estate and Lands Apprized, in Order that the 
Ileires of the said Humphry Atherton, deceased, may have their just shares 
of the said Estate, According to the Apprized value thereof (the same be- 
ing incapable of a Division among them, without great prejudice thereto, 
whereupon Thomas Tilestone, Philip Witherington, and James Blake 
Jun r . Yeomen, & Freeholders within the said County, were Impowered, 
and sworn, to make a due Apprizement of the said Deceaseds remaining 
Real Estate, who, accordingly, on the twenty ninth day of July last, valued 
the same, upon Oath, at the sum of ninety six pounds, five shillings and 
six pence ; And Whereas the said Humphry Atherton, the Administrator 
and Eldest son of Consider Atherton, deceased, who was the Second Son 
of the said Humphry Atherton, deceased, hath accepted of the said Es- 
tate, at the Apprized value thereof, The Heirs of Jonathan Atherton, 
deceased, who was the Eldest son of the deceased Humphry Atherton, 
who hath the refusal by Law, declining to take the said Estate at the 
Estimacon made of the same, Pursuant therefore to an Act or Law of 
this Province, Entituled, An Act for the Settlement and Distribution 
of Estates of Intestates and the direction, power, and Authority to me 
therein given, I Do by these presents Order and Assign the said Re- 
maining Real Estate, of the said Humphry Atherton, deceased (whereof 
he made no disposition) unto the said Grandson, Humphry Atherton, To 
hold & Enjoy the same with the members and Appurtenances thereof, unto 
him the said Humphry Atherton, his Heirs & assigns, forever, he or they 
paying unto the Heirs or Assigns of the said Humphry Atherton, deceased, 
their Ratable parts and Shares of the apprized value thereof (after the 
sum of Ten pounds five shillings is Defaulted and allowed out of the said 
Estate to the Administrator, for his Expences, time, trouble and Charges 
of Administration, their being no personal Estate to be found to satisfie 
the same) That is to say, To the Heirs or assigns of Jonathan Atherton, 
deceased, the sum of fourteen pounds six shillings and nine pence [as their 
double portion] To the Heirs of Hopestill* Atherton, deceased, seven pounds 
three shillings and four pence half penny [To the Heirs or assigns of 
Watching! Atherton, Elizabeth Mather, Rest Swift, Margret Trobridge, 

* This name is generally written Hope. See the fac-simile of his signature with a sketch 
of his life, in the History of Dorchester, p. 490. He was minister of Hatfield. Rev. 
Hope Atherton died June 8, 1677. 

t On one of the documents the name is Waiting, instead of Watching. The latter is 

1878.] Abstracts of the Earliest Wills in Suffolk, 201 

Isabel Wales, Mary Weeks, Patience Humphrey, all deceased, and to 
Thankfull Bird, the only surviving daughter of the said Humphry Ather- 
ton deceased, to each of those, thus enumerated, £7. 3s. 4jd. apiece] to 
Compleat their respective shares in said Estate, to be paid within one year, 
with Interest till paid, at the rate of five p r Cent p r Ann. Each Party to 
whom a share is allotted to give Bond with Suretys (in Case debts be 
hereafter made to appear), to pay back to the Administrator aforesaid their 
Respective Parts of all such Debts, and of the Administrators Charges. 
Oct. 9, 1717. Samuel Sewall. 

John Boydell, Reg r . 

Suffolk Ss. 

To the Hono ble Samuel Sewall Esq r Judge of Probate, &c. 

The Petition of Benjamin Bird, son of Thankful Bird, one of the Daugh- 
ters and Heirs of Major Humphrey Atherton, late of Dorchester, deed., 
Intestate, & also Assign of y e s d Thankfull, 

Sheweth, That Humphrey Atherton, Grandson and Administrator of 
the Remaining Estate of the said Major Humphrey Atherton, hath Omit- 
ted, In the Inventory thereof Exhibited to your Honour, to Include One 
hundred & Twenty five Acres of Upland, which was given as an Addition 
to the same quantity of Upland in the Twenty five Divisions of Land in 
Dorchester, it being part of the 35 th Lott and given by the Committee who 

doubtless correct. He married, Jan. 23, 1677-8, Elizabeth, daughter of Samuel Rigby. The 
names of the husbands of the seven daughters mentioned above, are as follows : Timothy 
Mather, Obadiah Swift, James Trowbridge, Nathaniel Wales, Jr., Joseph Weeks, Isaac Hum- 
phrey, Thomas Bird, Jr. There were twelve children in all. Besides the ten above enu- 
merated, he had a son Consider, who married, Dec. 19, 1661, Ann Annable, and Increase, 
bapt. Jan. 2, 1641, who " died at sea," says the History of Dorchester, page 105. 

We have taken especial pains to learn the number and names of the children of Hum- 
phrey Atherton. Heretofore there has been much perplexity attending the attempt. We 
are satisfied as to the correctness of our list so far as names are concerned, though not so 
sure, in the absence of some of the births or baptisms of the children, that they are all 
placed in precise genealogical order. Savage mentions a daughter " Catharine, sometimes 
called Elizabeth." We have seen no evidence, after much research, that the Major Gene- 
ral ever had a daughter named Catharine, though we think his grandson Humphrey had 
a Katharine. He had a daughter Isabel, it is clear, who married Nathaniel Wales, Jr., as 
above stated, and a wife Mary, perhaps the mother of all his children, who died his widow 
about ten years after him. Neither of these two are mentioned by Mr. Savage. 

Mary Atherton, of Dorchester [widow of Major Humphrey Atherton], will made Feb. 
21, 1671. Mentions daughters Patience and Mary ; daughters Mather, Swifte, Bird ; sons 
Watching, Consider, Hope ; grandchildren Mary Walls, Mary Weeks, Elizabeth Throw- 
bridge, Katherine Mather, Rest Swifte, Thankfull Bird. Witnessed by William Prescott 
and John Gurnell, who deposed Oct. 3, 1672. (Probate Records, vol. vii. pages 245, 246.) 

Inventory of the estate of the late Increase Atherton, of Dorchester, to the 13th pt. of 
£471. 2s. 6d. in the hands of the Children of ye late Major Generall Atherton, as by the 
Audit & Determination of Capt. Hopestill Foster and Wm. Parks of the Diuision of ye sd 
13 pt. being £33. 14s. OOd. Mr Jonathan Atherton deposed Aug. 15, 1673. (Probate Rec- 
ords, vii. 319.) 

Inventory of the estate of Humphrey Atherton, of Stoughton [grandson, as we under- 
stand it, of Major Humphrey Atherton of Dorchester] , April 10, 1749. Elizabeth Ather- 
ton, widow, Administratrix. Mentions Cuffee, a Negro Man, £300; Land by the Way that 
Goeth to the Calves Pasture, £1050 ; 6 acres of Land on the Great Neck, butting on the 
road leading to Castle William, £660 ; 10 acres of Meadow pt English & pt salt that lyeth 
between the Little Crossing going on the Great Neck & the old Harbour so called, £640 ; 
two acres of upland lying on the Neck by the Way to Castle William, £240 ; 2 Acres of 
salt meadow joyning to the old Harbour, £80 ; 10 Acres of Pasture Land lying in the 3 Di- 
visions, £200. Total old Tenor £2878. Taken by Joseph Bass, Zebadiah Williams, Pre- 
served Capen. Elizabeth Atherton, widow of Humphrey, deposed May 23, 1749. There 
was an agreement made March 18, 1772, in the division of the land of Humphrey Ather- 
ton, deceased, among the five children, viz. Humphrey Atherton, of Dorchester; Eliza- 
beth, who married Ebenezer Moseley ; John, yeoman; Consider, Gentleman; and Anna, 
who married Edward Belcher, she and her husband both dead, her son John represents 
her in the agreement. Witnessed by David Clap and Thomas Moseley. (Probate Rec- 
ords, vol. 42, page 398.) 

VOL. XXXII. 18* 

202 Abstracts of the Earliest Wills in Suffolk, [April, 

laid the whole 250 acres out in consideration of the badness of the Land, 
and y r pet r further saith, That the said Humphrey Atherton, Adm r as afore- 
s d , Hath neglected to Inventory Five Acres, three Quarters, and 17 Rod of 
Meadow Land in Dorchester, whereof the said Major Atherton dyed seized ; 
and he, the said Humphrey Atherton, y e Adm r claims and holds the said 
Lands not Inventoryed, under pretence that your Hon r hath settled the 
same upon him. And further, your Petit r saith, That the s d Adm r received 
Twenty Two shillings of Samuel Wales, which he received for lands sold, 
left of the six Divisions of Dorchester, belonging to the said Major Ather- 
ton, And yet hath Given his Estate no Credit in his Accompt of his Admin- 
istration for the said Twenty two shillings, To the Damage of your Pet r 
and other of the Grand Children of the s d Major Atherton. 

Your Petitioner, therefore, for himself, and also on their behalf, humbly 
Prays your Honour, That the said Humphrey Atherton, as Adm r afores d , 
may be forthwith Cited to Appear before your Honour to Answer to the 
Premisses, and that such Order may be taken therein for the Relief of your 
Petit r and others Concerned, as to your Honour in your great Wisdom and 
Justice shall seem Right and Equitable. 

And your Pet r shall Pray &c. Benj 11 Bird. 

[Citation was issued for s d Administrator to appear before the Hon ble 
Samuel Sewall Esq. Judge of the Probate of Wills &c. at his Dwelling 
House in Boston, on Monday, June 9 th , at 10 o'Clock in the forenoon, to 
answer to above Petition. Dated Boston, May 17, 1718. John Boydell 

Endorsed : " a cording to the with in sitaon I haue sited humfri Arin- 
ton to apeare at the plase with in this sitaon. Jerijah Wales." 

In y e additional Lots to the 25 Division In Dorchester New Grant, so 
Called,— No. 62. Maj r Atherton 301A. 2q. lOr. part in y e 26 th Range & 
part in y e 27 th , next to Wrentham, by great Meadow. A true Copy from 
the Pro trs Book in Dorch tr . Attest Sam 11 Paul Pro trs Clerk. 

the Return made to the Record, Jan 17 11 th 1720-1. 

Suffolk Ss. To Humphrey Atherton, of Dorchester, in the County afore- 
said, Husbandman, Adm r of the remainder of Estate of Major Atherton 

Whereas you have hitherto Neglected to Exhibit a true & perfect Inven- 
tory of the said Deceaseds Estate contrary to Law, 

These are therefore to Cite you to Appear before the Hon ble Samuel 
Sewall Esq. Judge of Probate &c. at his dwelling House in Boston, on this 
day fortnight, at 10 o Clock in the morning, in order to bring in the Deceaseds 
Estate not already settled, & to prevent your Administration bond being 
put in Suit. 

Hereof you are not to fail, 

Dated in Boston the 30 th day of November, 1724. 

1724, Decemb r 14 th Continued to 
3 a Clock p.m. on Thursday next. John Boydell Reg r . 

Names on the back — Maj r Tho 8 Tileston, p r order of s d Judge. 

James Blake Jun r , Robert Spur Jun r . 

Endorsed— Dorchester, Dec. 7 th 1724. 

By Virtue of the within Citation, I have summoned the within named 
Atherton to meet at time and place as within Directed, by 

Ebenezer Williams. 

1878.] Abstracts of the Earliest Wills in Suffolk. 203 

We, the subscribers, Being appointed and sworn by the Judge of Pro- 
bate for the County of Suffolk, to prize the Remaining Estate of Major 
Atherton, of Dorchester, Deces d , have accordingly on the day of y e date 
hereof, prized it as folio weth (viz) 

Laid out to Maj r Atherton, in the 25 Division, in Dorchester, one Lott 
N° 62: 301acr 2qr lOrd— 225 15 

Tho 8 Tileston, Robert Spur Jun r 

Dorchester Feb r 1 st 1724-5. James Blake Jun r . 

Humphry Atherton, Administrator, made Oath that this is a true and 
perfect additional Inventory of the estate of Major Humphry Atherton, of 
Dorchester, deceased, so far as is come to his knowledge, and that if more 
hereafter appear he will Cause it to be added. Tho 8 Tileston 

Feb. 11 th 1724-5. Samuel Sewall J. prob*. Robert Spur Ju r 

James Blake Jun r 

[Benjamin Bird, Yeoman, Obadiah Swift, Blacksmith, & Richard With- 
ington, Yeoman, all of Dorchester in the County of Suffolk, gave bonds 
unto the Hon ble Josiah Willard Esq. Judge of the Probate of wills, in the 
sum of Five hundred pounds Currant money in New England. Oct. 26, 

The Condition of this Present Obligation is such, that Whereas the Re- 
maining Real Estate of Humphry Atherton, late of Dorchester, in the 
County of Suffolk, Gent, deceased, Intestate, not admiting of a Division 
among all his Heirs, & the said Estate having been Apprized at the sum of 
Two hundred Twenty five Pounds & fifteen shillings is assigned unto the 
within bounden Benjamin Bird [one of the sons of Thankfull Bird, one of 
the daughters of the said Humphrey Atherton deceased] he paying there- 
out to the Heirs & Representatives of the said Deceased their Reatable 
Parts and shares of the Apprized value thereof to Compleat their Respect- 
ive Shares of and in the said Remaining Estate (after the aforesaid sum of 
Thirteen Pounds & fifteen shillings is Subducted & allowed thereout) 
which sums are to be paid within one year with Interest for the same all 
paid, at the rate of six p r Cent p r annum. Now if therefore the said Ben- 
jamin Bird fulfill the Decree of the s d Judge of Probate by paying the afore- 
said sum of Money with Interest, then this Obligation to be void, other- 
wise to remain in full force. 

Signed sealed & Delivered Benj 11 . Bird 

In presence of us Obadiah Swift 

Geo : Thornton Richard Withington. 
John Boy dell Reg r . 

The Accompt of Humphrey Atherton, Adminis r de bonis non, &c. on the 
Estate of Grand Father Humphrey Atherton, late of Dorchester, Gent, 

The said Accomptant Chargeth himself with all & singular the Rights 
of the said Deceased specifyed in an Inventory by him Exhibited on the 
1 st of Feb. 1724, Amounting to £225. 15. And the s d Accomptant prays 
allowance [for sundries mentioned, Amt. £13. 15]. Humphrey Atherton, 
Admin r presented the foregoing & made Oath that it contains a just & true 
Accompt of his Administration on the Remaining Estate of his Grand 
Father, Humphrey Atherton, deceased, so far as he hath proceeded there- 

204 Genealogy of the Eustis Family. [April, 

in ; which I Do Accordingly allow & Approve of, Benj a Bird, one of the 
Heirs of the Deceased, being present & was Consenting thereto. 


Boston Octob r 1730. 

[File, 275. Probate Records, new arrangement, xviii. 512 ; xix. 343; xx. 
6, 22, 63, 295; xxiii. 530; xxviii. 203, 204.] 

See Register, vol. x. p. 361, for administration on estate of Major Gen- 
eral Humphrey Atherton, in 1661, as also for a copy of a letter from the 
Rev. Richard Mather, written at Dorchester, Sept. 27th of the same year, 
directed to John Endicott, Esq., and Richard Bellingham, Esq., Governor 
and Deputy Governor of the Massachusetts, relative to the settlement of 
the estate of the said deceased. 

It would seem as if the maiden name of the wife of Humphrey Atherton 
was Mary Wales, as Nathaniel Wales, Sen r , in his will, dated June 20, 1661, 
says, " my Brother in Law, Humphrey Atherton." Atherton, who was 
appointed overseer to the will, and was the only witness, died about four 
and a half months previous to the death of the testator, Nathaniel Wales, 
Sen. The day before the death of Wales, which occurred Dec. 4, 1661, his 
written will was read to him, " who desired it might be soe." This was 
witnessed by William Snelling and John Wiswall. 

In this connection it may be well to mention that Mr. Savage says that 
Nathaniel Wales, Sen r " had wife Isabel, who outlived him but two weeks," 
whereas Isabel was the wife of Nathaniel Wales, Jun r . Her death is re- 
corded in Boston — where the father, son, and son's wife died, — thus : 
"Isabel, wife" — not widow — "of Nathaniel Wales, died Dec. 18, 1661. 
" Nathaniel Wales "—that is the junior—" died May 20, 1662." The wid- 
ow of Nathaniel Wales, Sen., was Susan, or Susannah, whose maiden name 
was Grenaway, daughter of John and Mary Grenaway of Dorchester. 
[See this volume of the Register, page 56.] 


By Prof. Henry Lawrence Eustis, A.M. Harv. 

1. William 1 Eustis. No record has been found earlier than the date 
of birth of his child in 1659. His name appears in the tax-lists of Rum- 
ney Marsh (now Chelsea) in 1674. He died Nov. 27, 1694. He m. 

Sarah , who died June 12, 1713, get. about 74. Her gravestone is in 


William 1 Eustis's estate was administered by Sarah and son John, 1694. 
Inventory Personal, £154 ; Real, £110. The estate owed John for build- 
ing a house, £49 1 3. His children were : 

2. i. John, 2 b. Dec. 8, 1659. 

3. ii. William, 2 b. Feb. 25, 1660-1. 

4. iii. Joseph, 2 b. Nov. 20, 1662. 

iv. Joshua, 2 b. July 11, 1664. No farther record of him is found. 

v. Benjamin, 2 b. May 17, 1666 ; d. Jan. 4, 1690, g. s. Maiden. 

5. vi. David, 2 b. May 31, 1670. 

6. vii. Jonathan, 2 b. 1675. 

viii. Elizabeth, 2 b. July 14, 1678; m. Oct. 25, 1709, Pelatiah Whittemore. 

1878.] Genealogy of the Eustis Family. 205 

ix. Mary, 2 b. May 4, 1682; m. Nov. 30, 1708, Abraham Town send ; d. 

Jan. 28, 1718. 
x. Sarah, 2 id. Sept. 28, 1699, John Barrett. 

2. John 2 Eustis (William 1 ) was born Dec. 8, 1659. He m. first, 
Elizabeth Morse, who died about Nov. 20, 1714; m. second, April 4, 1715, 
Mercy Tay, who d. April 3, 1718 ; m. third, July 7, 1719, Mary Moulds. 
He d. April 5, 1722, set. 63 ; buried King's Chapel. 

John's 2 will mentions wife Mary, only son John, and three grandchildren, 
who were children of his daughter Abigail Butler. Will signed March 

26, 1722. Inventory shows two houses in Back Street, valued at £900; 
Personal, £149 3 6. He was a member of the Ancient and Honorable 
Artillery, 1711. Children: 

i. Elizabeth, 3 b. Jan. 30, 1685. 

ii. Sarah, 3 b. April 6, 1688 ; d. June 3, 1688 ; buried Copp's Hill. 

iii. Hannah, 3 b. Oct. 9, 1689. 

iv. Abigail, 3 b. Feb. 21, 1690; m. April 6, 1710, James Butler; d. Dec. 

15, 1713. [For descendants, see Register, vol. i. 167.] 
v. John, 3 b. Dec. 20, 1691 ; d. July 11, 1697. 
vi. Mary, 3 b. May 11, 1694 ; d. July 7, 1694. 
vii. Eliza, 3 b. April 6, 1699. 
7. viii. John, 3 b. Nov. 16, 1700. 

3. William 2 Eustis ( William 1 ) was b. Feb. 25, 1660-1 ; m. Oct. 29, 
1688, Sarah, daughter of Thomas Cutler. William 2 d. Feb. 10, 1736-7, 
aet. 77y. 11m. 20d; g. s. N. Chelsea. Sarah d. June 28, 1748; g. s. N. 
Chelsea. Children : 

Benjamin, 3 b. Feb. 20, 1690. 
William, 3 b. April 11, 1692. 
Sarah, 3 b. May 7, 1694 ; m. Jan. 10, 1716, Joseph Baldwin ; d. 1773, 

ae. 79. 
Mary, 3 b. Aug. 11, 1696 ; m. July 24, 1723, John Willard. 
Ruth, 3 b. Feb. 2, 1698 ; m. April 30, 1724, Joseph Whittemore. 
Hannah, 3 b. May 23, 1699; d. Aug. 1, 1705. 
Joseph, 3 b. Jan. 12, 1700. 
Thomas, 3 b. Nov. 16, 1703. 
Samuel, 3 b. Jan. 2, 1707 ; d. July 16, 1726. 
Nathaniel, 3 b. Dec. 16, 1708. 

Joseph 2 Eustis ( William 1 ) was b. Nov. 20, 1662. He m. Abigail 
and d. Jan. 29, 1690. 
Power to administer the estate of Joseph Eustace, of Winnisimmit, was 
granted Feb. 27, 1690-1, to Samuel Townsend, of Rumney Marsh. Feb. 

27, 1690, Samuel Townsend handed in an inventory of the estate of Joseph 
and Abigail Eustace. No real estate. Children : 

i. Abigail, 3 b. April 1, 1689 ; m. March 21, 1716-17, Robert Grater, 
ii. Joseph, 3 b. Jan. 29, 1690 ; d. Jan. 29, 1690. 

5. David 2 Eustis (William 1 ) was b. May 31, 1670. He m. Rachel 
. Children : 
















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i. Rachel, 3 b. Feb. 16, 1693 ; m. March 15, 1719-20, Thomas Lark. 

13. ii. David, 3 b. May 5, 1696. 
iii. Eliza, 3 Aug. 6, 1698. 

iv. Mary, 3 b. Aug. 21, 1700; m. Dec. 21, 1721, Josiah Bacon. 

14. v. Joshua, 3 b. Feb. 11, 1702. 

vi. Samuel, 3 b. April 23, 1705 ; d. Aug. 9, 1706. 

vii. Susannah, 3 b. Feb. 1, 1706 ; m. Oct. 2, 1731, Joshua Pice [or Pico]. 

206 Genealogy of the Eustis Family. [April, 

6. Jonathan 2 Eustis ( William 1 ) was b. 1675. He m. Nov. 16, 1699, 
Sarah Scollay, by Rev. Cotton Mather. He d. Sept. 3, 1738, aet. 63 ; g. s. 
N. Chelsea. She d. Jan. 6, 1759, set. 81. 

It seems probable that his estate was settled after the death of the widow, 
for in 1760, Joshua Eustis, husbandman, of Chelsea, administered on the 
estate of Jonathan his father, intestate. Jonathan Eustis, laborer of Chel- 
sea, and Abigail Barrett of Maiden, widow, became bound with him. 
Children : 

i. Jonathan, 3 b. Dec. 25, 1700; died prob. May 3, 1762, unm. 
ii. Sarah, 3 b. March 18, 1702; m. Nov. 28, 1726, Benjamin Floyd. 
iii. Mary, 3 b. Feb. 1, 1704; m. April 19, 1733, Thomas Wheeler. 
iv. Hannah, 3 b. Dec. 24, 1706. Did she m. July 28, 1756, John Reed, of 
Boston ? 

15. v. James, 3 b. Nov. 24, 1708. 

vi. Abigail, 3 b. Jan. 24, 1710; m. Jan. 12, 1737, James Barrett, of 

vii. John, 3 b. Feb. 2, 1712. No farther record of him is found. 

16. viii. Joshua, 3 b. April 7, 1718. 

ix. Elizabeth, 3 b. Aug. 29, 1719 ; m. Dec. 29, 1743, Josiah Webber, of 

x. Jacob, 3 b. Sept. 23, 1721 ; d. Jan. 1789, at Petersburg, Va., unm. 

7. John 3 Eustis {John, 2 William 1 ) was b. Nov. 16, 1700. He m. first, 
Jan. 1, 1723, Hannah, dau. of Richard Flood; m. probably second, Nov. 
23, 1732, Rebecca Dodge. He d. before Feb. 24, 1746. June 26, 1733, 
a letter of guardianship was granted to John Eustis, brazier, for his son 
John, a minor about nine, to look after his interest in the estate of his 
grandfather, Richard Flood, of Boston, currier, deceased. 

Feb. 24, 1746. Letter to Rebecca, to administer the estate of her hus- 
band John, who died intestate. 

March 5, 1746. Inventory of estate of John Eustis, brazier, handed in 
by the widow, shows house and land in Back Street, £600 ; Personal, £50. 
Account handed in Aug. 16, 1748, shows the house had been sold by decree 
of Court for £612. 

The children of John 3 and Hannah (Flood) were: 

i. John, 4 bapt. Feb. 28, 1724 ; m. prob. Dec. 29, 1748, Abigail Leadbet- 

ter. No further trace of him is found. 
ii. James, 4 bapt. Oct. 30, 1726. No further record of him is found. 

The children of John 3 and Rebecca (Dodge) were : 

iii. Elizabeth, 4 bapt. Oct. 21, 1733 ; d. prob. Aug. 1803, 39. 70. 

iv. Abigail, 4 bapt. March 16, 1734 ; m. prob. April 27, 1758, Thomas 

v. Josiah, 4 bapt. April 30, 1738. No further record of him is found. 
vi. Sarah, 4 bapt. June 20, 1742. 

8. Benjamin 3 Eustis {William, 2 William 1 ) was b. Feb. 20, 1690. He 
m. March 4, 1713-14, Katharine, dau. of George Ingersoll, and died about 

Jan. 9, 1761. Benjamin's will leaves property to sons George and Ben- 
jamin, who administer the estate of their father. Children : 

i. Benjamin, 4 b. Dec. 19, 1714 ; d. June 6, 1719. 

17. ii. George, 4 b. April 24, 1718. 

18. iii. Benjamin, 4 b. April 16, 1720. 

9. William 3 Eustis {William 2 William 1 ) was b. April 11, 1692. He 
m. Feb. 3, 1714, Elizabeth Gardner, who d. Oct. 2, 1719, aet. 24. He m. 

1878.] Genealogy of the Eustis Family, 207 

second, Nov. 30, 1721, Jane Read, who d. March 3, 1751, set. 63. Wil- 
liam 3 d. May 29, 1757, set. 65 ; g. s. N. Chelsea. 

The children of William 3 and Elizabeth (Gardner) were : 

i. William, 4 b. Feb. 7, 1715 ; d. Feb. 1716-17 ; buried Feb. 7. 
ii. Elizabeth, 4 b. Sept. 28, 1717 ; d. July, 1718 ; buried July 28. 
iii. Samuel, 4 b. June 12, 1719 ; d. Nov. 1719 ; buried Nov. 9. 

The children of William 3 and Jane (Read) were : 

iv. William, 4 b. May 7, 1722 ; d. Nov. 30, 1735, set. 13 yrs. 6 mos. 

19. v. John, 4 b. Nov. 26, 1723. 

10. Joseph 3 Eustis (William? William 1 ) was b. Jan. 12, 1700. He 
m. Aug. 23, 1729, Mary Scott, who d. Feb. 28, 1769, set. 63. Joseph 3 d. 
April 23, 1730, and his estate was administered upon by his widow. In- 
ventory showed real estate, £550 ; personal, £138 8 6. 

March 10, 1769. Joseph 4 administered upon the estate of Mary, late of 
Boston, widow, deceased, intestate. Child : 

20. i. Joseph, 4 b. Sept. 10, 1730. 

11. Thomas 3 Eustis ( William, 2 William 1 ) was b. Nov. 16, 1703. He 
m. May 12, 1730, Abigail Chamberlain, who d. Aug. 18, 1798, set. 91 ; g. s. 
N. Chelsea. Thomas 3 d. June 29, 1752, set. 49 ; g. s. N. Chelsea. His 
estate was administered upon by his widow Abigail. Inventory shows 80 
acres at Country Gore at 16s. per acre. Personal, 1\ cows, 70 sheep, 2 
oxen, 6 swine, £778 13. Children : 

i. Sarah, 4 b. May 17, 1731. 

ii. Abigail, 4 b. Sept. 16, 1733; d. before 1739. 

21. iii. Thomas, 4 b. Aug. 8, 1735. 

iv. William, 4 b. July 29, 1737 ; d. unm. April 1, 1818. 
v. Abigail, 4 b. July 4, 1739 ; bapt. July 8, 1739 ; d. before 1745. 
vi. Mary, 4 b. July 14, 1741 ; bapt. July 15, 1741 ; m. March 29, 1774, 
William Harris. 

22. vii. Chamberlain, 4 b. Jan. 9, 1743-4; bapt. Jan. 15. 

viii. Abigail, 4 b. Feb. 5, 1745-6; bapt. Feb. 9; m. May 8, 1765, Joshua 

Cheever, of Chelsea. 
ix. Elizabeth, 4 b. June 7, 1750 ; d. prob. Sept. 22, 1802. A gravestone at 

N. Chelsea says Mrs. Elizabeth Eustis d. Sept. 22, 1802, set. 52. 

12. Nathaniel 3 Eustis (William 2 William 1 ) was b. Dec. 16,1708. 
He. m. April 24, 1729, Sarah Hill, of Maiden. Children : 

i. Samuel, 4 b. Dec. 30, 1729; d. Dec. 18, 1734. 

ii. Sarah, 4 b. April 15, 1733 ; m. prob. Dec. 25, 1760, Benjamin Mayo. 

iii. Samuel, 4 b. Aug. 13, 1736. No further record is found. 

13. David 3 Eustis (David 2 William 1 ) was b. May 5, 1696. He m. 
Oct. 29, 1724, Susanna More (or Moore). He d. before Sept. 26, 1748, 
for by deed bearing that date, Samuel Treat and wife Mary and her sister 
Susannah Eustis, which Mary and Susannah are two of the heirs of David 
Eustis, sold land on Love Street to Hugh Kennedy for £1000. Children : 

i. Susannah, 4 b. Sept. 16, 1725 ; m. Oct. 6, 1748, John Proctor. 

ii. Mary, 4 b. July 6, 1727 ; m. May 7, 1747, Samuel Treat. 

iii. David, 4 b. Feb. 22, 1729; d. unm. before April 28, 1756. By deed of 
April 28, 1756, Samuel Treat and wife Mary, John Proctor and wife 
Susannah, which Mary and Susannah were sisters and heirs of David 
Eustis, deceased, intestate, sold land on Love Street to Hugh Kennedy 
for £133. 

208 Genealogy of the Eustis Family. [April, 

14. Joshua 3 Eustis (David? William 1 ) was b. Feb. 11, 1702. He 
m. Nov. 11, 1725, Deborah Thomas, and d. 1733. His estate was admi- 
nistered by widow Deborah, who probably m. Sept. 7, 1749, Caleb Ray. 
No children of Joshua 3 have been traced. 

15. James 3 Eustis (Jonathan? William 1 ) was b. Nov. 24, 1708. He 
m. May 17, 1739, Mary Townsend. Children : 

i. Mary, 4 b. July 31, 1741. 

ii. Sarah, 4 b. Jan. 14, 1742-3 ; m. perhaps Oct. 12, 1784, Joshua Gray. 

16. Joshua 3 Eustis (Jonathan? William 1 ) was b. April 7, 1718. He 
m. first, perhaps, Sept. 1, 1748, Jane Brewer; m. second, May 25, 1757, 
Abihail Sprague, of Medford. Children of Joshua 3 and Abihail (Sprague) : 

23. i. Joshua, 4 b. June 14, 1758. 

ii. Abihail, 4 b. Nov. 27, 1759 ; m. Goldthwaite. 

iii. James, 4 b. May 18, 1761. Taken prisoner in 1812. Died in Dartmoor 
prison, 1812. 

24. iv. Jacob, 4 b. Feb. 1764. 

25 v. Joseph Sprague, 4 b. 1768. 

17. George 4 Eustis (Benjamin? William? William 1 ) was b. April 24, 
1718. He m. Ruth, dau. of Philemon and Anstis Dane, of Ipswich. Pos- 
sibly he m. first, Oct. 20, 1741, Mercy Thomas. He died suddenly in 1772. 
Ruth, widow of George Eustis, glazier, was appointed administratrix under 
the will. His will mentions wife Ruth, brother Benjamin. The will was 
signed Oct. 2, 1770, and leaves all to his wife — the real estate, at her de- 
cease, to go to his beloved brother, Benjamin Eustis, housewright. 

18. Benjamin 4 Eustis (Benjamin? William? William 1 ) was b. April 
16, 1720. He m. May 11, 1749, Elizabeth, dau. of Abraham and Pru- 
dence (Hancock) Hill. She d. May 30, 1775, aged 47. Perhaps he m. 
second, June 7, 1781, widow Elizabeth Brown. He d. May 4, 1804, set. 
84 ; g. s. Copp's Hill. Benjamin 4 was a housewright, and lieutenant in the 
Ancient and Honorable Artillery, 1763. Children : 

i. Benjamin, 5 b. Aug. 31, 1750 ; d. Sept. 16, 1750. 

ii. Benjamin, 3 b. Sept. 4, 1751 ; d. before 1825, unm. 

26. iii. William, 5 b. June 10, 1753. 
iv. George, 5 b. Feb. 8, 1755 ; d. Oct. 19, 1779, ast. 25 ; g. s. Copp's Hill. 

27. v. Abraham, 5 b. April 26, 1757. 

28. vi. Jacob, 5 b. July 24, 1759. 
vii. Katharine, 5 b. March 18, 1761 ; m. Ebenezer Wells; d. Sept. 17, 1818. 
viii. Nathaniel, 5 b. Nov. 24, 1762; d. unin. Norfolk, Va., 1798. 

ix. Elizabeth, 5 b. Oct. 8, 1764 ; d. Aug. 24, 1765. 

x. Elizabeth, 5 b. May 20, 1766 ; d. unm. Norfolk, Va., Dec. 9, 1789. 

xi. Prudence, 5 b. March 26, 1769 ; m. Dec. 9, 1792, Francis Amory ; d. 

before 1825, without issue. 
xii. Nancy, 5 b. April 4, 1771 ; m. May 8, 1792, Henry Sherburne Langdon ; 

d. March 23, 1818. 

19. John 4 Eustis ( William? William? William 1 ) was b. Nov. 26, 1723. 
He m. probably, March 19, 1746, Elizabeth Coffin; d. about March 26, 
1760. His will was signed March 26, 1760, and letters of administration 
were granted April 1, 1760. Children : 

i. Elizabeth, 5 b. Nov. 1748 ; died before Oct. 1754. 

ii. William, 5 b. Nov. 1750; d. March 11, 1751; buried Granary, 

iii. Jane, 5 b. March 12, 1752; m. March 10, 1782, Patrick Welsh. 

iv. Elizabeth, 5 b. Oct. 15, 1754 ; m. March 12, 1780, Ephraim Potter. 

29. v. William, 5 b. Aug. 19, 1757. 

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20. Joseph 4 Eustis (Joseph? William, 2 William 1 ) was b. Sept. 10, 
1730. He m. Nov. 13, 1753, Ann Beers, by Rev. Samuel Cooper. She 
d. before Dec. 1796. They lived in Sheafe Street, Boston, second house 
from Snow-Hill Street. In this house, which he built, he and his wife died 
within a fortnight of each other, in 1796. Children: 

30. i. Joseph, 5 b. April 15, 1754. 

ii. Anna, 6 b. Feb. 7, 1756 ; m. 1782, Samuel Richardson, of Woburn. 
He d. Oct. 15, 1839, get. 91 ; g. s. Woburn. She d. Dec. 3, 1835 ; 
g. s. Woburn. 

31. iii. William Beers, 5 b. May 23, 1764. 

21. Thomas 4 Eustis (Thomas? William? William 1 ) was b. Aug. 8, 
1735, at Chelsea, Mass. He m. Katharine, dau. of Dr. Wheat, of Newton. 
She d. Jan. 9, 1827. Thomas 4 d. Nov. 28, 1807 ; g. s. Newton. 

u Capt. Thomas Eustis was b. in Chelsea. He removed to Rutland. 
Although a carpenter by occupation, he bought and settled on house-lot 
No. 11, granted to Col. Estes Hatch. Mr. Eustis was an active and use- 
ful member of society ; a Captain of the Minute Company at the com- 
mencement of the Revolution. . . . Capt. Eustis with his family, in 1784, 
removed to Boston." — (Reed's Hist of Rutland.) Children: 

32. i. Thomas, 5 b. Oct. 12, 1763. 

33. ii. Samuel Wheat, 5 b. May 23, 1765. 

iii. Polly, 5 b. Feb. 7, 1767 ; m. Oct. 29, 1792, Oliver Fuller, of Canada. 

34. iv. William, 5 b. Sept. 30, 1768. 

v. John Chamberlain, 5 b. July 31, 1770. No further record is found. 

35. vi. Moses, 5 b. Jan. 23, 1771. 

vii. Abigail, 5 b. Jan. 2, 1775 ; d. Aug. 29, 1821, set. 46. 
viii. Katharine, 5 b. June 2, 1778; m. Clark. 

36. ix. George Washington, 5 b. June 2, 1780. 
x. Jemima, 5 b. June 2, 1782. 

xi. Hannah, 5 b. Oct. 14, 1783 ; d. at Jay, Me. 
xii. Sarah, 5 b. Dec. 7, 1785 ; d. set. 19 yrs. 

37. xiii. Joseph Gilbert, 5 b. May 28, 1788. 

22. Chamberlain 4 Eustis ( Thomas? William? William 1 ) was b. Jan. 
9, 1743-4. He m. Sept. 3, 1767, Sarah, dau. of Rev. Joseph Buckminster. 
She was b. June 26, 1748. 

" Mr. Chamberlain Eustis was brother to Thomas, and also a carpenter. 
. . . Mr. Eustis, for several years after his marriage, lived on house-lot 
No. 34. He bought, and spent the remainder of his days on, a part of the 
Judge Sewall farm, where his widow now lives. Their grandson, Wil- 
liam Tappan Eustis, is a representative of Boston." — (Reed's Hist. Rutland.) 

Children : 

38. i. Joseph, 5 b. Oct. 23, 1768. 

39. ii. Benjamin, 5 b. May 21, 1772. 

iii. William, 5 b. Jan. 21, 1775; d. Sept. 13, 1778. 

40. iv. Thomas, 5 b. March 3, 1777. 
v. Lyman, 5 b. Feb. 23, 1782 ; d. Sept. 10, 1782. 

41. vi. John Chamberlain, 5 b. Nov. 17, 1784. 
vii. Elizabeth, 5 b. Jan. 3, 1789; d. at Dixfield, Me. 

23. Joshua 4 Eustis (Joshua? Jonathan? William 1 ), was b. June 14, 
1758. He m. Lydia Shillaber, who was b. Oct. 11, 1765, and d. Jan. 2, 
1837, aet. 72. He d. July 22, 1812, intestate. A trader. Letters of 
administration granted Aug. 5, 1812. Children: 


210 Genealogy of the Eustis Family. [April, 

i. Lydia, 5 b. Jan. 25, 1787; m. James Potter, of Salem. 

ii. Joshua, 5 b. Aug. 15, 1788 ; d. unm. March 20, 1860, set. 71 yrs. 8 mos. ; 

trader, Salem, 
iii. W illiam, 6 b. 1791 ; d. at sea, June 5, 1812, get. 21. 
iv. Betsey, 6 b. April 4, 1793 ; d. unm. Sept. 12, 1866, aet. 73 yrs. 5 mos. 

8 days ; buried Salem. 
v. Joseph, 5 b. Jan. 25, 1795 ; d. July 22, 1822. 
vi. Mary Osborn, 5 b. Dec. 29, 1797 ; d. March 29, 1836. 
Yii. George Shillaber, 5 b. Nov. 12, 1798 ; d. unm. about 60 yrs. old. 

42. viii. Ebenezer Tucker, 5 b. Feb. 1, 1801. 

ix. James, 5 b. Nov. 12, 1803; d. Oct. 29, 1825. 

x. Sarah, 5 b. Dec. 9, 1804 ; d. Dec. 9, 1804. 

xi. Anna Ray, 5 b. March 29, 1807. Living at Salem, April, 1877. 

24. Jacob 4 Eustis (Joshua? Jonathan, 2 William 1 ) was b. Feb. 1764, 
at Salem, Mass. He m. Phebe Peirce, at Prospect, Me. Children : 

43. i. James, 5 b. 1790. 

44. ii. Jacob, 5 b. Sept. 30, 1794. 

45. iii. Joshua, 5 b. April 28, 1796. 

46. iv. Joseph, 5 b. 1800. 

v. William, 5 d. unm. aet. 62. 

vi. Lydia, 5 b. Jan. 24, 1805; m. March 7, 1833, Joseph Mills, in Pros- 
pect, Me. ; d. Aug. 3, 1869, East Eddington, Me. They had : Sarah 
Josephine, b. Jan. 22, 1834, at Bangor, Me. ; Joseph Leonard, b. 
April 27, 1835, at Bangor, d. Oct. 28, 1856, at E. Eddington, Me. ; 
Ora W., b. Aug. 26, 1837, E. Eddington, d. Nov. 24, 1856, E. 
Eddington; Isaac, b. June 15, 1840, at E. Eddington; Edward 
Ellison, b. May 29, 1842, E. Eddington. m. Jan. 24, 1874, Laura S. 
Foster, at Amherst, Me. ; Burrill T., b. Oct. 22, 1845, E. Eddington. 

47. vii. Leonard, 5 b. July 30, 1810. 
viii. Deborah, 5 m. Zina Crosbv. 

ix. Harriet, 5 b. Feb. 27, 1816; m. Oct. 11, 1840, John Debeck. Was 
living in 1878, at Saccarappa, Me. 

25. Joseph Sprague 4 Eustis (Joshua? Jonathan? William 1 ) was b. 
1768, at Chelsea. He m. first, 1796, Polly Nichols, who was b. 1768, and 
d. March 23, 1798, set. 30 ; m. second, in 1809, Sarah Hubbard, of Marble- 
head, who d. Jan. 16, 1859, ast. 79y. 4m. 2d. Joseph, 4 d. Aug. 1812 ; dis- 
tiller, Salem. His estate was administered, Oct. 19, 1812, by James Odell, 
Salem. Child of Joseph 4 and Polly (Nichols) Eustis : 

47£. i. James, 5 b. June 19, 1797. 

Child of Joseph 4 and Sarah (Hubbard) Eustis: 
ii. Mary Nichols, 5 b. March 18, 1810. 

26. William 5 Eustis (Benjamin? Benjamin? William? William 1 ) was 
born June 10, 1753. He m. Sept. 24, 1810, Caroline, dau. of Woodbury 
Langdon, Portsmouth, N. H. He d. Feb. 6, 1825. 

He entered the Boston Latin School in 1761, and graduated Harvard 
College in 1772. Studied medicine under Dr. Joseph Warren ; dressed 
wounds of the militia at the battle of Lexington ; at Warren's solicitation 
he was commissioned surgeon of Gridley's Artillery regiment, April 19, 
1775. Jan. 1, 1777, hospital surgeon and physician, occupying through 
the war the house of Beverly Robinson (a loyalist, who had joined the 
British) on the Hudson, opposite West Point. [In this house Arnold's 
treason was planned.] He was offered a commission as lieutenant colonel 
of artillery by Gen. Knox, but preferred the medical department. At the 
close of the war he commenced practice in Boston. In 1786-7, volunteer 
surgeon in the army of Gen. Lincoln, which quelled Shay's rebellion. In 

1878.] Genealogy of the Eustis Family. 211 

1788, member of General Court, continuing six or seven years in succes- 
sion ; served two years on Board of Councillors ; member of Congress, 
1800-5, and again 1821-23. In 1809, appointed Secretary of War by 
President Madison, resigned on the surrender of Hull's army in 1812. In 
1815, appointed Minister to Holland. Was governor of Massachusetts, 
1823-25, dying in Boston, while in office, Feb. 6, 1825. Was vice-presi- 
dent of the Society of the Cincinnati, 1786-1810, and again in 1820, and 
delivered the oration before the society, July 4, 1791. Received the hon- 
orary degree of LL.D. from Harvard College in 1823, and literary hon- 
ors from other colleges ; member and councillor of the Massachusetts 
Medical Society. Lived in the Governor Shirley mansion at Roxbury. 
His widow Caroline survived him many years, dying Oct. 12, 1865, ast. 
84y. 10m. Both are buried at Lexington. They had no issue. 

27. Abraham 5 Eustis (Benjamin, 4 Benjamin, 3 William, 2 William 1 ) 
was b. April 26, 1757. He m. July 29, 1784, Margaret, dau. of Daniel 
and Margaret (Jarvis) Parker, and sister of Chief Justice Parker. She was 
b. in Boston, June, 1762, and d. at Cambridge, Nov. 24, 1841. Abraham 6 
d. Dec. 24, 1788, at Petersburg, Va. Their only child was 

48. i. Abraham, 6 b. March 26, 1786. 

28. Jacob 5 Eustis (Benjamin* Benjamin, 5 William, 2 William 1 ) was 
b. July 24, 1759. He m. Aug. 4, 1794, Elizabeth Saunders Gray. He 
d. 1834, at Brookline. She d. Jan. 4, 1847. Children : 

49. i. George, 6 b. Oct. 1796, Boston. 

ii. William. 6 Grad. H. C. 1830. M.D. 1838 ; d. at Brookline, unm. 

Dec. 13, 1843. 
iii. Nathaniel, 6 d. unm. 1834. 
iv. Elizabeth, 6 b. 1801 ; d. unm. July 10, 1821, set. 20. 

29. William 5 Eustis (John, 4 William, 3 William, 2 William 1 ) was b. Aug. 
19, 1757. He m. first, Nov. 24, 1785, Tamesin Wheelwright, of Newbu- 
ryport, who was b. Nov. 9, 1762, and d. Aug. 7, 1808 ; m. second, Nov. 2, 
1809, Hannah Coggswell, who d. without issue, Jan. 17, 1821. He d. Feb. 
11, 1843; mariner and pensioner of the United States. The children of 
William 6 and Tamesin were: 

i. John, 6 b. April 21, 1790, Newburyport; H. U. 1810; d. June 19, 

1831, prob. unm. 
ii. Elizabeth, 6 b. Sept. 9, 1792 ; m. Oct. 9, 1823, Jonathan Poor. She 

d. March 27, 1864. They had : William, b. Aug. 1, 1830, married, 

living in Newburyport; Elizabeth Eustis; Ellen M., m. James M. 

Vinal, living in Boston. 

50. iii. William, 6 b. May 4, 1799. 

iv. Tamesin, 6 b. Nov. 1, 1801 ; m. first, in N. Carolina, — — Dozier, who 
d. Dec. 24, 1831 ; m. second, about 1839, prob. in Illinois, George 
Donner. She and her husband both died on their way from Missouri 
to California, in Oct. 1846, leaving three young children, who were 
saved, viz. : Georgianna, Frances Eustis, and Eliza Poor. For an 
account of the terrible suffering of this party, see a book by Edwin 
Bryant, entitled " What 1 saw in California." 

30. Joseph* Eustis (Joseph 4 Joseph, 3 William, 2 William 1 ) was b. 
April 15, 1754. He m. first, Nov. 15, 1778, Abigail Merriam, of Sudbury, 
Mass., who d. 1782 ; m. second, 1783, Abigail Bruce, who was b. at Wo- 
burn, Oct. 14, 1762, and d. Sept. 23,1836. Joseph 5 d. Oct. 1832 ; was 
buried at Middle Church, Boston, and his remains were removed Oct. 1865, 

212 Genealogy of the Eustis Family, [April, 

to the Longeley lot, Mt. Auburn. Children of Joseph 5 and Abigail (Mer- 
riam) : 

i. Abigail, 6 b. Feb. 6, 1780; ra. Joseph Camp; d. Dec. 27, 1827, at 
Baltimore, Md. They had : Theodore Eustis, b. Boston, April 21, 
1810, d. Baltimore, Sept. 11, 1811 ; Abigail Merriam, b. Brooklyn, 
Juiy 27, 1811, m. a Downing and had two children, viz., James 
Lawrence, b. July 17, 1837, and Mary Abigail, b. April 3, 1839, d. 
1846 ; William Eustis, b. Baltimore, Aug. 14, 1816; Ann Eliza, b. 
Baltimore, Sept. 14, 1813, m. 1835, Nelson Spurrier; James Law- 
rence, b. Baltimore, June 5, 1818; Joseph Eustis, b. Baltimore, 
April 3, 1821 ; Ann Maria, b. Baltimore, July 7, 1823. 

ii. Anne, 6 b. Feb. 12, 1782; m. Oct. 22, 1809, Paul Pratt, of Cohasset ; 
d. Nov. 28, 1861, Cohasset, Mass. They had: Joseph Eustis, b. 
Feb. 5, 1810, d. 1873, at East St. Louis; Lincoln, b. Oct. 10, 1812, 
d. date unknown ; Sarah Sigourney, b. Nov. 7, 1815 : Harriet Eustis, 
b. Jan. 8, 1819; Caroline, b. Sept. 2, 1821, d. Nov. 4, 1825 ; Benja- 
min Franklin, b. July 10, 1824. Joseph Eustis Pratt and Benjamin 
Franklin Pratt married and have families. The others are unmarried. 

Children of Joseph 5 and Abigail (Bruce): 

iii. Betsey, 6 b. Nov. 16, 1783 ; m. July 17, 1814, Joseph Ilartt, of Boston ; 

d. April 9, 1849, in Roxbury, Mass. They had several children. 

One daughter is still living, married, 
iv. Mary Pollys, 6 b. Oct. 23, 1785; m. Dec. 19, 1813, Dexter Dana, of 

Boston ; d. Feb. 28, 1870, at Boston. They had : Amos W., d. Nov. 

23, 1858, set. 44, at Indianapolis, Ind. ; Frank D., d. May 25, 1852, 

get. 34, unm. Amos W. was twice married ; had two sons and a 

daughter by his first wife, the older son living at the West, and 

has a family. Bv his second wife, Amos had one child, a daughter. 
v. Sally Champney, 6 *d. Aug. 3, 1789; d. 1799. 
vi. Harriet, 6 b. July 27, 1791 ; d. before 1799. 
vii. Charlotte, 6 b. June 12, 1794 ; d. Feb. 20, 1867, at Somerville. 
viii. Sally, 6 b. March 12, 1797; m. July 3, 1838, James Longeley. They 

had : James, b. Jan. 13, 1840, m. Oct. 24, 1866, Julia F. Robinson; 

Theodore, b. Aug. 8, 1841, d. March 3, 1843. 
ix. Harriet, 6 b. Sept. 17, 1799 ; d. date unknown, 
x. William, 6 b. Nov. 1, 1801 ; d. 1803. 
xi. William, 6 b. 1803 ; d. 1803. 
xii. William Beers, 6 b. Sept. 8, 1805. Sailed from Riga, Russia, Oct. 25, 

1823, vessel never heard from. 

31. William Beers 5 Eustis (Joseph* Joseph* William? William 1 ) 
was b. May 23, 1764. He m. Oct. 28, 1790, Deborah Bennett, by Rev. 
Samuel Stillman. He d. Aug. 1806, and she d. May 29, 1811, aet. 39. He 
was an auctioneer. Their only child, mentioned in his will as a minor, was 

51. i. Joseph, 6 b. June 13, 1794. 

32. Thomas 5 Eustis ( Thomas* Thomas? William? William 1 ) was b. 
Oct. 12, 1763. He m. Mary Dana, and d. 1809 ; g. s. Wellesley. She d. 
1812, before Sept. 1. Children: 

i. Mary, 6 m. Aaron Barker. 

ii. Betsey, 6 b. 1787 ; m. Legrand Lucas ; d. May 28, 1850, set. 63. 
iii. Anna, 6 m. Josiah Foster. 

iv. Thomas, 6 b. 1792; d. March 31, 1828, set. 36 ; g. s. Newton. 
v. Adolphus. 6 

vi. John Dana, 6 d. April 3, 1825. 
vii. Edmund, 6 d. in infancy. 

viii. Catharine, 6 b. Sept. 29, 1798 ; m. April 6, 1826, Enoch Smith. Was 
living in 1877, at Newton, Mass. 

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33. Samuel Wheat 5 Eustis (Thomas? Thomas? William? William 1 ) 
was born May 23, 1765, at Rutland, Mass. He m. Oct. 25, 1792, widow 
Esther Hoogs born Crafts. She was b. April 10, 1766, and d. Oct. 17, 
1842. He d. May 25, 1851. Children : 

i. Harriet, 6 b. Nov. 6, 1793 ; m. Aug. 14, 1814, Lewis Stacey, of Liver- 
more Falls, Me. 

52. ii. George, 6 b. March 10, 1795. 

iii. Samuel Wheat, 6 b. June 17, 1797; d. 1877, unm., Ottawa, 111. 

53. iv. Gilbert, 6 b. July 7, 1799. 

54. v. John, 6 b. Feb. 11, 1801. 

vi. Henry, 6 b. Nov. 22, 1803 ; d. unm. June, 1857. 

vii. Esther, 6 b. July 20, 1807 ; m. Sept. 1843, Dr. D. Hale, of Livermore 

Falls, Me. Was living, widow, 1877. Dr. Hale d. Sept. 1, 1868, 

aet. 68. 

34. William 5 Eustis (Thomas? Thomas? William? William 1 ) was 
b. Sept. 30, 1768, at Rutland, Mass. He m. Nov. 12, 1794, Anna Morse, 
who was b. Jan. 27, 1773, and d. Nov. 14, 1856. He removed from Rut- 
land to Jay, Me. ; he d. Aug. 25, 1847. Children : 

i. Polly 6 b. 1795. 

55. ii. Thomas, 6 b. March 24, 1796. 

iii. William, 6 b. Jan. 1, 1798; d. unm. March 23, 1831. 

56. iv. Daniel, 6 b. July 8, 1799. 

57. v. Nathan, 6 b. Aug. 9, 1800. 

vi. Moses, 6 b. April 15, 1802 ; d. March 26, 1805. 

vii. Mehitable, 6 b. Anril 27, 1803; m. April 2, 1823, Benjamin Webster, 
of Milton, Me. /and d. May 31, 1831. 

viii. David, 6 b. May 23, 1804 ; d. Aug. 16, 1805. 

ix. Moses, 6 b. June 26, 1805; m. Feb. 1831, Mary Chandler, dau. of 
Samuel and Lydia (Fuller) Chandler; d. Feb. 11, 1835. They had 
a son who was drowned. The widow of Moses 6 m. Robinson. 

x. Anna, 6 b. Nov. 22, 1806 ; m. George Brooks ; d. Oct. 28, 1838. 

xi. David, 6 b. May 16, 1808 ; d. July 11, 1833. 

xii. Washington, 6 b. Jan. 22, 1810 ; d. May 17, 1810. 

58. xiii. Elijah, 6 b. June 17, 1811. 

xiv. Edward, 6 b. May 27, 1814; d. June 1, 1816. 

xv. Abigail, 6 b. May 31, 1815; m. Sept. 20, 1840, George Brooks, her 
sister's widower. 

35. Moses* Eustis (Thomas? Thomas? William? William 1 ) was b. 
Jan. 23, 1771. He m. April 22, 1798, Rebecca Green, by Rev. Peter 
Thacher. She was b. at Lincoln, and d. Nov. 11, 1859, a?t. 84y. 5m. 2d.; 
buried at Mt. Auburn. He d. Oct. 28, 1814. Children : 

i. William, 6 b. Nov. 12, 1798 ; d. Sept. 16, 1799. 

ii. Abbey, 6 b. 1799 ; d. Aug. 26, 1800. 

iii. Becky, 6 b. March 30, 1800; d. Aug. 22, 1800. 

iv. Hannah, 6 b. July 2, 1801 ; m. Jan. 29, 1820, Moses Whitney, of 

v. George W., 6 b. Aug. 5, 1802; d. Aug. 6, 1802. 
vi. Harriet G., 6 b. Sept. 12, 1803 ; d. Oct. 9, 1803. 
vii. Moses, 6 b. Oct. 18, 1804 ; d. Aug. 10, 1805. 
viii. Harriet G., 6 b. Nov. 18, 1805; d. Sept. 15, 1806. 
ix. Sarah, 6 b. Feb. 14, 1807 ; m. Feb. 12, 1826, Nahum Whitney ; d. Feb. 

5, 1860, set. 52 yrs. 11 mos. 21 days. 
x. Stillborn, 6 b. Oct. 14, 1809. 
xi. Samuel G., 6 b. Nov. 20, 1810; d. Feb. 16, 1817. 

59. xii. George Washington, 6 b. June 17, 1812. 

xiii. Eliza, 6 b. Aug. 16, 1814 ; m. June 2, 1836, Edwin N. Bisbee ; d. 
March 11, 1857, set. 42 yrs. 7 mos. 

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214 Genealogy of the Eustis Family. [April, 

36. George Washington 5 Eustis ( Thomas* Thomas? William? Wil- 
liam 1 ) was b. June 2, 1780. He m. June 2, 1813, Elizabeth Stone. 
Children : 

i. Samuel S., 6 b. Oct. 30, 1815 ; went to Minnesota. 
ii. George Washington. 6 No further record is traced. 
iii. Eliza, 6 m. Bicknell ; d. before 1876. 

37. Joseph Gilbert 5 Eustis {Thomas? Thomas? William? William 1 ) 
was b. May 28, 1788, at Newton, Mass. He m. 1812, Sarah Donelson, 
dau. of Mathew Donelson, of Coleraine, Mass. She was b. Jan. 7, 1776, 
and d. April 20, 1876. Joseph Gilbert 6 d. at Northampton, Mass., Aug. 7, 
1861, set. 73. He was a harness-maker. Children : 

i. Sarah, 6 b. June 25, 1813, Boston ; d. Nov. 27, 1836. 

60. ii. Joseph Gilbert, 6 b. Sept. 7, 1815. 

61. iii. Ozel, 6 b. Feb. 7, 1817, Coleraine. 

62. iv. Alonzo, 6 b. Dec. 14, 1821, Coleraine. 

v. Clarissa, 6 b. Dec. 3, 1823, Northampton ; d. April 25, 1825. 

vi. Samuel W., 6 b. June 7, 1827, Northampton; d. June 15, 1852, 

vii. Benjamin, 6 b. July 12, 1830, Northampton; not heard of since 1852. 
viii. Mary A., 6 b. Oct. 16, 1834, Northampton; d. Feb. 12, 1854, aet. 19. 

38. Joseph 5 Eustis ( Chamberlain? Thomas? William? William 1 ) was 
b. Oct. 23, 1768. He m. Nov. 19, 1793, Sarah Mason, of Princeton, who 
was b. May 23, 1767, and d. May 11, 1845. He d. Dec. 20, 1847. Jo- 
seph 5 removed to Mexico, Me. (then a plantation), in Feb. 1803. He left 
his two oldest children at Portsmouth, N. H., with Mr. Amos Tappan, who 
m. his aunt Isabel Buckminster, sister of his mother. Children : 

63. i. William Tappan, 6 b. Oct. 25, 1794. 

ii. Isabel Buckminster, 6 b. June 18, 1796 ; m. Sylvester Melcher, of 
Portsmouth, and d. 1826. They had a son John, who m. a dau. of 
Paran Stevens, of New York. 

iii. Lucy Williams, 6 b. June 24, 1798 ; m. Feb. 26, 1817, Harvey Wait ; 
was living in South Boston, May, 1877. 

64. iv. John Mason, 6 b. May 30, 1800. 

65. v. Charles Lyman, 6 b. Nov. 15, 1802. 

vi. Elizabeth Mason, 6 b. June 30, 1806; m. Elijah Burgess, of Bethel, 

39. Benjamin 5 Eustis [Chamberlain? Thomas? William? William 1 ) 
was b. May 21, 1772. He m. Nov. 1811, Lucy Beal, and lived at Rut- 
land, Mass. Children : 

66. i. Thomas Chamberlain, 6 b. May 1, 1813. 
ii. Sarah Jeannette, 6 b. May 28, 1814. 

40. Thomas 5 Eustis ( Chamberlain? Thomas? William? William 1 ) was 
b. March 3, 1777. He m. (pub. April 19, 1797) Hannah Graham, of 
Maiden, b. June 19, 1780. He served in the war of 1812 as musician. 
Was drum major at the time of his death. He moved to Dixfield, Me., 
about 1803 or '04, living near his brother Joseph. Died at Greenbush, 

N. Y., Sept. or Oct. 1813. His widow m. Noyes, and d. Sept. 17, 

1857. Children: 

i. Sarah, 6 b. Aug. 3, 1797 ; m. first, Jan. 18, 1816, William Stockbridge, 

and second, Hopkins. 

ii. William, 6 b. Jan. 31, 1799 ; d. Jan. 27, 1804, a?t. 5. 

iii. Minerva, 6 b. Oct. 5, 1800 ; m. first, John Cutler, by whom she had five 

children ; second, Nathan Fuller, by whom she had nine children ; 

she d. April 19, 1876. 

1878.] Genealogy of the Eustis Family. 215 

iv. Hannah, 6 b. March 19, 1802 ; m. Aaron Savory. 
v. Mary, 6 b. Jan. 1, 1804; m. Leonard Morse, of Dixfield, Me. 
vi. Cyprus, 6 b. Dec. 25, 1805 ; d. unm. Aug. 1859, at Dixfield, Me. 
vii. Solon, 6 b. Sept. 19, 1807 ; married and lived in Belfast, Me. ; d. Jan. 
1871, without issue. 

67. viii. Alexander, 6 b. Aug. 19, 1809 ; afterwards took the name Thomas. 
ix. John Chamberlain, 6 b. Sept. 19, 1811 ; d. July 27, 1830. 

x. Thomas, 6 b. Feb. 21, 1813 ; d. June 12, 1813. 

41. John Chamberlain 5 Eustis {Chamberlain* Thomas, 2 William* 
William 1 ) was b. Nov. 17, 1784. He enlisted in the army in 1812, went 
to Portsmouth, where his uncle, Rev. Joseph Buckminster, was chaplain of 
the regiment, saw him every morning, but did not make himself known. 
Not liking the army, he deserted to the British dominions ; was not heard 
from by his family for thirty years, when he returned to his mother's 
house in Rutland, Mass., and after her death went to Dixfield with his sister 
Elizabeth. They are both buried there. It appears that he married in 
Upper Canada or New York, and had four or five children, who were all 
settled, as he said, before he left. But to deceive his relatives, he dropped 
the name of Eustis, calling himself John Chamberlain. This name his de- 
scendants probably now bear. He d. about 1853, at Dixfield, Me. 

42. Ebenezer Tucker 5 Eustis (Joshua,* Joshua? Jonathan, 2 William 1 ) 
was b. Feb. 1, 1801. He m. Nov. 18, 1827, Abigail Thompson. He d. 
Dec. 23, 1860, set. 60, at Salem, Mass. Cabinet-maker. His widow was 
living at Salem in 1877. Children : 

i. Mary Ellen, 6 b. Nov. 11, 1828; m. Sept. 30, 1868, Joseph H. Sim- 
mons ; was living at Salem in 1877. 
ii. James William, 6 b. Nov. 8, 1830 ; d. March 24, 1847. 
iii. Eliza N., 6 b. Sept. 18, 1832 ; d. Oct. 25, 1843, set. 11. 

43. James 5 Eustis (Jacob* Joshua, 2 Jonathan 2 William 1 ) was b. 1790. 
He m. Sept. 12, 1824, Octavia French, of Prospect, Me. He d. April 24, 
1847, at Bucksport, Me. Children : 

i. Phcebe, 6 b. July 15, 1825; m. 1845, Henry 1. Darling. 

68. ii. James Everett French, 6 b. June 10, 1829. 
iii. Sarah French. 6 

44. Jacob 6 Eustis (Jacob* Joshua, 2 Jonathan 2 William}) was b. Sept. 
30, 1794; m. Jan. 17, 1826, Anna Cain (Kane?), of Prospect, Me.; d. 
May 13, 1858. Children: 

i. Augusta Maria, 6 b. Nov. 22, 1827 ; m. Dec. 25, 1855, William French. 
Was living 1878 at Sandy Point, Me. Had: Nancy M., Feb. 14, 
1858 ; Eustis F., April 23, 1860; William B., Dec. 12, 1864. 

ii. Lydia Ann, 6 b. Jan. 7, 1830 ; d. unm. Feb. 22, 1845. 

iii. Mary Frances, 6 b. Sept. 13, 1832 ; m. Dec. 30, 1851, Reuben Par- 
tridge. She d. June 30, 1870. He d. Oct. 20, 1872. They had : 
Herbert W., Nov. 11, 1855 ; Anna, April 3, 1867. 

iv. Eliza T., 6 b. Nov. 9, 1834 ; d. Dec. 25, 1836. 

v. Sarah A., 6 b. Nov. 22, 1836 ; m. March 30, 1866, J. Frank Tenney. 

vi. Martha F., 6 b. Nov. 2, 1838. 

vii. Jacob F., 6 b. Nov. 21, 1840; d. unm. July 28, 1860. 

45. Joshua 5 Eustis (Jacob* Joshua, 3 Jonathan 2 William 1 ) was b. 
April 28, 1796, at Prospect, Me. He m. July 3, 1825, Sarah Thompson, 
of Prospect, Me. ; do Sept. 24, 1875, at Stockton, Me. Children : 

216 Genealogy of the Eustis Family. [April, 

i. Mary Abigail, 6 b. March 18, 1827; m. Sept. 10, 1856, Nathaniel 
Gammage, of Bristol, Me. ; d. July 18, 1875. They had Joseph 
Edgar, b. Aug. 27, 1857, living in Jan. 1878. Nathaniel, the 
father, d. April 19, 1874, at Bristol, Me. 

ii. Philena P., 6 b. Dec. 28, 1828; m. Feb. 23, 1868, Milton Patterson, 
in Hampden, Me. Living Dec. 1877, in Bangor, Me. 

iii. Leonard, 6 b. Aug. 15, 1831 ; d. July, 1832. 

iv. Judith T., 6 b. Oct. 13, 1834: m. March 23, 1855, Capt. John Ginn, 
of Prospect, Me. They were both lost at sea, Dec. 1857. They 
left one son, Joshua Eustis Ginn, b. July 16, 1856. 

v. Joshua, 6 b. Sept. 11, 1837 ; d. Oct. 1837. 

vi. Ann Eliza, 6 b. Sept. 24, 1838. 

46. Joseph 5 Eustis (Jacob* Joshua? Jonathan? William 1 ) was b. 1800. 
He m. June 29, 1830, Triphosa French, of Prospect, Me. He d. at sea, 
July 6, 1862, ast. 61 yrs. 9 mos. Children : 

i. Samuel French, 6 b. Dec. 1831; d. unm. Feb. 21, 1854, set. 22 yrs. 3 mos. 

ii. Joseph, 6 d. at New Orleans, La., June 20, 1858, unm. 

iii. Martha T., 6 m. Oct. 22, 1855, Archibald Boyd, of Bangor. 

iv. Jeannette, 6 d. unm. N. Orleans, La., June 22, 1858. 

v. Adelaide, 6 m. Nov. 28, 1866, Allan Farrar, of Bangor. 

69. vi. George Pickering, 6 b. Sept. 18, 1841. 

vii. Harriet, 6 b. > A ., 01 lfi/lft . d. C July 29, 1846, aet. 3 mos. 8 

viii. Charles F., 6 b. 5 Apru '" , lb4b » \ days, Bangor, Me. 

ix. Alice Hathaway, 6 b. March, 1848 ; d. Jan. 28, 1853, aet. 4 yrs. 10 mos. 

47. Leonard* Eustis (Jacob? Joshua? Jonathan? William}) was b. 
July 30, 1810. He m. Aug. 2, 1840, Jeannette French, at Prospect, Me. 
Leonard 5 d. at Tampico, Mexico, July 6, 1850. His widow was living in 
Chelsea, Mass., in May, 1877. Children : 

70. i. Leonard, 6 b. June 25, 1841. 

71. ii. Franklin French, 6 b. May 19, 1844. 

iii. Jeannette French, 6 b. Aug. 31, 1846; m. Sept. 3, 1870, Albert 

47J. James 5 Eustis (Joseph S.? Joshua? Jonathan? William 1 ) was b. 
June 19, 1797. He m. first, Aug. 27, 1822, Susannah Johnson Newell, who 
was b. April 3, 1797, and d. March 2, 1842 ; m. second, Aug. 28, 1843, 
Hannah Barr, of Salem. 

In 1827 James removed to So. Reading, where he was still living in May, 
1877. His second wife was also living, without issue. Children : 

i. Elizabeth Johnson, 6 b. May 25, 1823, Charlestown ; d. May 28, 1844, 

South Reading, 
ii. Abigail Bradish, 6 b. June 6, 1825; m. Sept. 9, 1855, Horace D. 

iii. Ellen Maria, 6 b. March 28, 1827 ; m. Nov. 30, 1852, John T. Burgess. 
iv. Susan, 6 b. May 3, 1829 ; d. June 26, 1830. 

72. v. James, 6 b. Jan. 18, 1831. 

vi. Joseph Sprague, 6 b. May 26, 1833 ; living in 1877, unmarried, at 
Independence, Fayette Co., Iowa. Joseph Sprague, son of James 
Eustis, of South Reading, single, private, enlisted for 3 mos. 1861, 
Co. E, 5th Regiment, was wounded at battle of Bull Run, re-enlisted 
in 1862, for 9 mos., Co. E, 50th Regiment.— [Eaton.] 

73. vii. Henry Warren, 6 b. Feb. 27, 1835. 

74. viii. William Constantine, 6 b. July 4, 1837. 

48. Abraham 6 Eustis (Abraham? Benjamin? Benjamin? William? 
William 1 ) was b. March 26, 1786, at Petersburg, Va. He m. July 6, 1809, 
Rebecca, clau. of Dr. John and Rebecca (Chambers) Sprague, of Dedham, 
Mass., who d. June 8, 1820, at Jamaica Plain. 














1878.] Genealogy of the Eustis Family. 211 

Abraham 6 was A.B. of Harv. Col. 1801, and A.M. Bowd. 1806. He 
studied law and commenced practice, but soon relinquished it to enter the 
army. Served during the war of 1812, in the Black Hawk war in 1832, 
and in the war with the Seminoles in Florida. For many years he was in 
command of the school for Artillery Practice at Fortress Monroe, Old Point 
Comfort, Va. At the time of his death he was colonel 1st Artillery and 
Bvt. Brig. Gen., head quarters at Portland. His second wife was Patience 
W. B. Izard, of South Carolina, who d. without issue in 1860. Children : 

William, 7 b. Nov. 17, 1810. 

Horatio Sprague, 7 b. Dec. 25, 1811. 

Henry Langdon, 7 b. April 29, 1813; d. June 30, 1817. 

Alexander Brooks, 7 b. Jan. 30, 1815. 

Frederic Augustus, 7 b. June 12, 1816. 

John Fenwick, 7 b. Nov. 3, 1817, Fort Independence, Boston. 

Henry Lawrence, 7 b. Feb. 1, 1819. 

49. George 6 Eustis (Jacob? Benjamin, 4 Benjamin, 3 William, 2 Wil- 
liam 1 ) was b. Oct. 20, 1796. He m. April 18, 1825, Clarisse, dau. of Va- 
lerien and Celeste (Duralde) Allain. He d. Dec. 23, 1858, at New Or- 
leans, La. She d. 1876, at Pau, France. Graduated at Harv. Coll. 1815, 
and received the degree LL.D. in 1849. Soon after graduation, he went 
abroad as private secretary to his uncle, Gov. William Eustis, then Minis- 
ter to the Hague. Settled in New Orleans about 1822 ; was repeatedly 
elected to the legislature ; Secretary of State ; Attorney-General ; Associ- 
ate Justice and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the State of Louis- 
iana. Children : 

George, 7 b. Sept. 29, 1828, New Orleans. 
Allain, 7 b. Feb. 16, 1830, New Orleans. 
Marie Mathilde, 7 b. July 3, 1831; m. Sept. 11, 1856, Charles E. 

John Gray, 7 b. March 16, 1833, New Orleans. 
James Biddle, 7 b. Aug. 21, 1834, New Orleans. 
Celestine, 7 b. Dec. 6, 1836, in Paris, France. 

50. William 6 Eustis ( William, 5 John, 4 William, 3 William, 2 William 1 ) 
was b. May 4, 1799. It is known that he married and had children. In 
the record of a court holden at Ipswich, Mass., June, 1843, he is mentioned 
as William Eustis of Waverly, in Morgan Co., 111. He also lived at Lake 
Mills, Jefferson Co., Wis. His latest known address was Fort Atkinson, 
Jefferson Co., Wis., where he was living a few years since. 

51. Joseph 6 Eustis ( William Beers? Joseph, 4 Joseph, 3 William, 2 Wil- 
liam 1 ) was b. June 13, 1794. He m. Oct. 2, 1820, Eleanor St. Barbe 
Tracy, at Newburyport, Mass. He d. Sept. 6, 1872, at Winchester, Mass. 
Children : 

85. i. William Tracy, 7 b. Sept. 29, 1822. 

ii. Charles Mussey, 7 b. Dec. 11, 1823; m. Dec. 30, 1846, Henrietta 
Nazro, of Troy, N. Y. He died, without issue, in London, Eng., 
Jan. 18, 1871. 

iii. Henrietta Louisa, 7 b. Sept. 25, 1825; m. June 11, 1845, J. Wesley 

86. iv. George Homer, 7 b. Feb. 18, 1846. 

52. George 6 Eustis (Samuel Wheat? Thomas 4 Thomas, 3 William? 
William 1 ) was b. March 10, 1795, at Jay, Me. He m. March 12, 1821, 
Sarah Baldwin. He d. March 9, 1844. She d. June 19, 1868. Children: 











218 Genealogy of the Eustis Family . [April, 

i. George Dexter, 7 b. Oct. 15, 1823, Wilton, Me. ; d. Aug. 25, 1825. 

87. ii. George, 7 b. Aug. 17, 1832, Hallowell, Me. 

53. Gilbert 6 Eustis (Samuel Wheat? Thomas, 4 Thomas? William? 
William 1 ) was b. July 7, 1799. He m. March, 1821, Betsey Alden. He 

moved to Guilford, Me., thence to Hallowell, Me.; d. Feb. 1837. Children : 

i. Mary, 7 d. at Northampton, Mass., school teacher. 

ii. Lucy A., 7 d. Jan. 22, 1842, at Northampton, Mass. 

iii. Harriet. 7 She accompanied some missionaries to China, and died 

iv. Gilbert, 7 m. Walker. Emigrated from Jay, Me., to Muskatine, 

Iowa, in 1857, and in 1858 moved to Ottawa, III., and settled on a 
farm. He made a trip to California, went back to Maine, married 
Miss Walker, died, leaving one child, a daughter, since dead. 

88. v. Edwin. 7 

They had another child who died from a casualty, quite young. 

54. John 6 Eustis {Samuel Wheat? Thomas? Thomas? William? Wil- 
liam 1 ) was b. Feb. 11, 1801. He m. Feb. 22, 1827, Susan W. Howard, of 
Jay, Me. He moved from Jay to East Bridgewater in 1852, thence to 
Ottawa, 111., in 1858, bought 240 acres of unimproved land, and left a fine 
property at his death. He d. Feb. 1874. Children: 

89. i. William Henry, 7 b. Feb. 21, 1829. 

ii. Mary Jane, 7 b. Feb. 3, 1831 ; m. Oct. 23, 1854, Theodore Marston. 
iii. Harriet A., 7 b. March 31, 1833; m. Dec. 22, 1855, Wm. B. Marston. 

90. iv. John Howard, 7 b. Feb. 20, 1836. 

v. Esther Malvina, 7 b. Aug. 9, 1841 ; m. Feb. 20, 1861, J. Naglee Moore. 

91. vi. Samuel Lyman, 7 b. Nov. 28, 1843. 

55. Thomas 6 Eustis ( William? Thomas? Thomas? William? Wil- 
liam 1 ) was b. March 24, 1796. He m. Nov. 27, 1826, Parthenia Pitts, of 
Winthrop, Me. He d. Feb. 15, 1869. 

Although he had several brothers and sisters whose descendants are scat- 
tered through the state of Maine, no farther trace of this branch of the 
family has been found. 

56. Daniel 6 Eustis ( William? Thomas? Thomas? William? William}] 
was b. July 8, 1*799, in Maine. He m. Feb. 6, 1822, Elizabeth Park, of 
Newton, Mass., who was b. June 2, 1802, and d. Nov. 5, 1852, at Sidney, 
Me. He d. Jan. 29, 1842, at Jay, Me. Children : 

i. Mary Ann, 7 b. June 22, 1822, West Newton ; living, 1877, at Mid- 
dlesex, Vt. 

ii. Sarah E., 7 b. May 14, 1824, West Newton ; m. 1844, Leonard Holley 
of Jay, Me. ; d. Dec. 27, 1858, Farmington, Me. ; left two sons an<" 
two daughters, all living 1877. 

iii. Prudentia, 7 b. Oct. 18, 1826, Jay, Me.; m. 1854, M. P. Bates, 
Waterville, Me. He d. before 1876, leaving two sons. 

iv. Harriet, 7 b. July 14, 1828; m. 1856, R. Comforth, Waterville, Me. 
She d. 1863. Had one son d. before 1876, one dau. living 1876. 

v. Hannah, 7 b. July 13, 1830; m. 1857, Turner, Randolph, Mass.; 

d. 1860. She had one dau. who died in infancy. 

vi. Alma, 7 b. March 4, 1832 ; m. 1860, Leonard Holley ; d. 1864, without 

vii. Abigail Amanda, 7 b. Feb. 24, 1837; m. first, March, 1851, at Ran- 
dolph, Mass., Austin Reynolds, of Jay, Me. He d. about 1871; 
m. second, about 1873, Kane ; living 1877, at Holbrook, Mass, 

viii. Ferdinand White, 7 b. Dec. 28, 1839; living, unm. at Thurlock, 
Stanislaus Co., California. 

ix. Isabella, 7 b. Oct. 1841 ; d. 1842. 

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57. Nathan 6 Eustis ( William? Thomas? Thomas? William? William 1 ) 
was b. Aug. 9, 1800. He m. Dec. 21, 1834, Sarah Weymouth, of King- 
field, Me. Children, all b. at Jay, Me. : 

92. i. Franklin, 7 b. Nov. 8, 1835. 

ii. Sarah Mills, 7 b. March 17, 1838 ; m. Jan. 7, 1866, Andrew Jackson, 
of Newry, Me. Living 1877, North Bethel, Me. They had : Delia 
A., b. Feb. 22, 1867, Gorham, N. H. ; Cora E., b. March 27, 1869, 
Portland ; Frederic S., b. April 28, 1871, Portland ; Herbert W., b. 
Jan. 30, 1873, Portland ; Andrew V., b. Jan. 23, 1875, Portland. 

iii. Ellen, 7 b. July 24, 1840; m. Winslow Packard, of Jay, Me., Aug. 
3, 1862. Living in 1877, North Jay, Me., no issue. He d. Jan. 9, 

iv. William Weymouth, 7 b. March 8, 1845. Living unm. May, 1877, 
North Jay, Me. 

93. v. Nathan Dana, 7 b. Nov. 9, 1847. 

vi. Lovina Ann, 7 b. April 5, 1850; d. Aug. 24, 1870, Jay, Me. 
vii. Irvin Wayne, 7 b. April 24, 1854 ; d. July 28, 1874, Jay, Me. 
viii. Lanora Octavia, 7 b. April 15, 1856 ; d. June 19, 1868, Jay, Me. 

58. Elijah 6 Eustis ( William? Thomas? Thomas? William? William 1 ) 
was b. June 17, 1811. He m. Nov. 26, 1840, Fanny Rollins. He d. sud- 
denly, Nov. 30, 1876, at Lang Plantation, Me. His widow was living at 
Lang Plantation in May, 1877. Children : 

i. Hildreth Bobbins, 7 b. Sept. 28, 1841, Jay, Me.; d. May 8, 1864, 
Augusta, Me. ; was in 32d Regiment, Co. E. 

94. ii. Elijah Gilbert, 7 b. Aug. 21, 1844, Jay, Me. 

iii. Edwin Erving, 7 b. May 4, 1846, Jay, Me. Living unm. in Nov. 1877. 
iv. Mary Edith, 7 b. Dec. 27, 1848, Jay, Me. ; m. June 13, 1871, Thara 

S. Adams. Living 1877, at Solon, Me. Has three children. 
v. William Orestus, 7 b. April 10, 1852, Temple, Me. ; d. July 12, 1874, 

Wilton, Me. 
vi. Henry Richard, 7 b. Oct. 10, 1856, Lang Plantation, Me. He left his 

home March 31, 1877 ; has not been heard from since. 
vii. Emmeline Calden, 7 b. July 25, 1858, Lang Plantation, Me. Was 

living at Lang Plantation in Nov. 1877. 

59. George Washington 6 Eustis [Moses? Thomas? Thomas? Wil- 
liam? William 1 ) was b. June 17, 1812. He m. Oct. 25, 1840, Emmeline 
Burbank. Children : 

i. Caroline Burbank, 7 b. Oct. 18, 1841, Brooklyn ; d. Oct. 18, 1841. 

ii. Emmeline Amanda, 7 b. May 21, 1843, New York. 

iii. Harriet Augusta, 7 b. Au£. 19, 1845, Charlestown ; m. July 26, 1871, 

Frank E. Johnson, of New York. 
iv. Ellen Francis, 7 b. April 23, 1848, Brooklyn, 
v. George Warren, 7 b. Aug. 22, 1850, Brooklyn; d. Sept. 30, 1852, 

vi. Adelaide Francena, 7 b. Nov. 30, 1853, Hanover, Mass. ; d. Dec. 30, 

1854, Charlestown. 
vii. Maria Louisa, 7 b. Nov. 25, 1855, Charlestown. 
viii. Benjamin Franklin, 7 b. June 14, 1859, Woburn, Mass. ; d. Dec. 25, 

1863, Charlestown, Mass. 

60. Joseph Gilbert 6 Eustis (Joseph Gilbert? Thomas? Thomas? Wil- 
liam? William 1 ) was b. Sept. 7, 1815, in Boston. He m. first, Sept. 15, 
1840, at Bellefonte, Ala., Sarah Eustace, who was b. in Farquhar Co., Va. 
They were divorced in 1852. He m. second, July 22, 1855, Sophia T. 
Brewer, at Wilbraham, Mass. He was living in 1877, at Leeds, Mass. 
Children : 

220 Genealogy of the JEJustis Family. [April, 

i. Thomas, 7 b. 1844 ; d. 1848. 

ii. Mary Elizabeth, 7 b. Feb. 20, 1845 ; m. 1867, Simeon Wells Alspaugh, 
of Alabama. Living 1877, at Princeton, Ala. lias three daughters. 

95. iii. John Dunham, 7 b. Oct. 13, 1847. 

61. Ozel 6 Eustis {Joseph Gilbert? Thomas? Thomas? William? Wil- 
liam 1 ) was b. Feb. 7, 1817, at Coleraine, Mass. He. m. 1842, Amelia 
Brown, of Hartford, Conn. He d. Nov. 28, 1858. Children : 

i. Howard M., 7 b. Oct. 1844, Mobile, Ala. Was living there unm. in 

ii. Frank B., 7 b. Feb. 1847, Mobile, Ala. Was living, unm. at Hartford, 

Conn., in 1877. 

62. Alonzo 6 Eustis (Joseph Gilbert? Thomas? Thomas? William? 
William}) was b. Dec. 14, 1821, at Coleraine, Mass.; m. March 11, 1844, 

Anna S. Donelson, of Coleraine, Mass. Children : 

96. i. Charles Hubbard Winslow, 7 b. Dec. 5, 1844. 

ii. Frances Maria, 7 b. June 8, 1846 ; d. Oct. 26, 1876. 
iii. George Boardman, 7 b. Sept. 24, 1849; d. Jan. 15, 1870. 
iv. Frederic Alonzo, 7 b. April 24, 1851 ; d. March 18, 1857. 

63. William Tappan 6 Eustis (Joseph? Chamberlain? Thomas? Wil- 
liam? William 1 ) was b. Oct. 25, 1794. He m. first, Susan Moore, of Boston, 
who d. March, 1823, aet. 34 ; m. second, Susan Whittlesey Ingersoll. He d. 
May 5, 1874, at Longwood, Mass. Children of William Tappan and 
Susan (Moore) : 

97. i. William Tappan, 7 b. July 6, 1821. 

ii. David Francis, 7 b. 1823 ; d. May, 1826. 

Children of William Tappan 6 and Susan Whittlesey (Ingersoll) : 

iii. Charles William, 7 b. 1825 ; d. Feb. 28, 1842, get. 17. 
iv. Francis T., 7 b. June, 1827 ; d. Aug. 16, 1827. 

64. John Mason 6 Eustis (Joseph? Chamberlain? Thomas? William? 
William 1 ) was b. May 30, 1800. He m. Aug. 31, 1823, Anna (dau. of 
Maj. Amos Trask and Lucy Parke), who was b. Oct. 18, 1805. He was 
justice of the peace, member of the state legislature, and held several civil 
appointments under the state and U. S. governments. In 1876 he was 
living at Dixfield, Me. Children : 

i. Susan M., 7 b. June 21, 1824 ; d. Dec. 17, 1826. 

ii. Isabel B., 7 b. Feb. 2, 1826 ; d. Sept. 12, 1828. 

98. iii. Joseph Mason, 7 b. Dec. 15, 1827. 

99. iv. Charles Wallace, 7 b. June 23, 1829. 

v. George E., 7 b. Nov. 7, 1830 ; d. Oct. 2, 1853, unm. 

100. vi. Albert S., 7 b. Dec. 10, 1832. 

vii. Sarah Mason, 7 b. Oct. 19, 1834; m. Jan. 15, 1859, W. W. Mitchell, 
viii. William Tappan, 7 b. Aug. 19, 1837. Living unm. 1876, Dixfield, Me. 

101. ix. Humphrey Eaton, 7 b. Sept. 10, 1840. 

x. Mary S , 7 b. Feb. 22, 1844; in. Dec. 1, 1868, Charles W. Greenleaf. 
Living in 1876, at Dixfield, Me. 

65. Charles Lyman 6 Eustis (Joseph? Chamberlain? Thomas? Wil- 
liam? William 1 ) was b. Nov. 15, 1802. Ele m. first, May 24, 1829. Sarah 
B. Williams, of Taunton, Mass., who d. Dec. 27, 1840 ; m. second, Jan. 6, 
1842, Deborah Jane Barker, of Bethel Me. In Oct. 1823, Charles L. 
Eustis, with others, bought the north half of Township No. 1, 4th Range, 
on Dead River, west of William Brigham's Kennebec purchase. The town 

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was afterwards called Eustis. Children of Charles Lyman 6 and Sarah 
(Williams) : 

i. Julia Williams, 7 b. May 5, 1830; m. Oct. 8, 1856, Edward Little. 
Was living, 1876, at Woodstock, 111. 

102. ii. John Tappan, 7 b. Nov. 22, 1831. 

iii. Edgar Mason, 7 b. Feb. 23, 1836 ; unm. in 1877. Travelling agent for 

Children of Charles Lyman 6 and Deborah Jane (Barker) : 

iv. Sarah Jane, 7 b. June 16, 1844; m. March 2, 1875, P. M. Whitman. 
Was living, 1876, at Beaufort, S. C. 

103. v. George Barker, 7 > b. April 20, 1848. Living at Minneapolis, 
vi. Charles Buckminster, 7 $ Minn., jewellers. 

vii. James Lyman, 7 b. Feb. 8, 1860, Auburn, Me. ; d. Aug. 30, 1860. 

66. Thomas Chamberlain 6 Eustis (Benjamin? Chamberlain? Tho- 
mas? William? William 1 ) was b. May 1, 1813, at Rutland, Mass. He m. 
Electa , who was b. at Hudson, N. H. Child : 

i. Electa Jane, 7 b. March 10, 1846. 

67. Alexander, 6 afterwards Thomas 6 Eustis ( Thomas? Chamberlain? 
Thomas? William? William 1 ) was b. Aug. 19, 1809. He had a younger 
brother Thomas, b. 1813, d. 1813, and he then assumed the name of Tho- 
mas. He m. Nov. 27, 1834, Eliza Ann Noyes, of Jay, Me. Children: 

i. Hannah E., 7 b. May 5, 1838 ; m. Nov. 26, 1858, Theron Reed. Had 
one dau. b. Jan. 5, 1860. Lived at Livermore Fails, Me., and d. 
Oct. 28, 1860. 

ii. Frances O., 7 b. Jan. 8, 1841 ; d. Feb. 24, 1854. 

104. iii. George Oscar, 7 b. May 29, 1844, Jay, Me. 

iv. John G., 7 b. July 8, 1846 ; d. Jan. 16, 1871, unm. 

105. v. Charles Lyman, 7 b. Aug. 29, 1849. 
vi. Thomas Everett, 7 b. Feb. 24, 1852. 

68. James Everett French 6 Eustis (James? Jacob? Joshua? Jona- 
than? William 1 ) was b. June 10, 1829, at Prospect, Me. He m. Oct. 16, 
1853, Ann Eliza Pratt. Children : 

i. Grace, 7 b. Oct. 2, 1856, Maiden. 

ii. Florence Richmond, 7 b. June 7, 1861. 

iii. James Herman, 7 b. Jan. 16, 1863. 

iv. Anne Maud, 7 b. July 13, 1864. 

69. George Pickering 6 Eustis (Joseph? Jacob? Joshua? Jonathan? 
William 1 ) was b. Sept. 18, 1841, at Bangor, Me. He m. in Boston, Nov. 
26, 1866, Emma Rolfe. Children : 

i. Alice Rolfe, 7 b. May 8, 1870 ; d. May 10, 1870. 

ii. George R., 7 b. May 27, 1873, Watertown ; d. July 23, 1873. 

70. Leonard 6 Eustis (Leonard? Jacob? Joshua? Jonathan? William 1 ) 
was b. June 25, 1841. He m. June 24, 1872, Annie Bolton, at Portland, 
Me. Was living May, 1877, at Portland, Me. A printer. Child : 

i. Leonard, 7 b. April 26, 1873 ; d. July 28, 1873. 

71. Franklin French 6 Eustis (Leonard? Jacob? Joshua? Jonathan? 
William}) was b. May 19, 1844. He m. Jan. 21, 1869, widow Jeannie 
Horry, born Duncan. Was living at Portland, Me., in 1876. A printer. 
Children : 

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222 Genealogy of the Eustis Family. [April, 

i. Albert Wiggin, 7 b. Oct. 1, 1869. 

ii. Frank, 7 b. Nov. 13, 1873 ; d. April, 1877, at Portland, Me. 

72. James 6 Eustis (James, 5 Joseph Sprague, 4 Joshua* Jonathan, 2 Wil- 
liam 1 ) was b. Jan. 18, 1831. He m. Feb. 1856, Sarah Marsh, of New 
York. Children : 

i. James Christopher, 7 b. Nov. 20, 1856. 
ii. Sarah Therese, 7 b. Aug. 14, 1859. 
iii. Joseph Berares, 7 b. Dec. 29, 1861. 

73. Henry Warren 6 Eustis (James* Joseph S., 4 Joshua, Jonathan, 2 
William 1 ) was b. Feb. 27, 1835. He m. June 19, 1856, Martha Whitte- 
more. He enlisted for three months, 1861, 5th Reg't, Co. E ; reenlisted, 
1864, for 3 years in U. S. Signal Corps. Children : 

i. Joseph Warren, 7 b. May 10, 1857 ; d. Sept. 11, 1868, Wakefield. 

ii. Ellen Josephine, 7 b. March 26, 1859. 

iii. Elizabeth Abbot, 7 b. March 31, 1861. 

iv. Harry Whittemore, 7 b. Aug. 17, 1866. 

74. William Constantine 6 Eustis (James* Joseph S., 4 Joshua, 5 Jona- 
than, 2 William 1 ) was b. July 4, 1837. He m. Jan. 2, 1865, widow Marie 
Antoinette Page, born Fairbanks. Children : 

i. Grace Fairbanks, 7 b. Oct. 16, 1865. 
ii. William Newell, 7 b. May 18, 1868. 

75. William 7 Eustis (Abraham,* Abraham, 5 Benjamin, 4 Benjamin, 9 
William 2 William 1 ) was b. Nov. 17, 1810, at Newport, R. I. He m. April 
8, 1844, Elizabeth, dau. of Titon Grelaud, Philadelphia, Pa. 

William 7 graduated at U. S. Military Academy in 1830 ; Bvt. 2d Lt. 
3d Lift. July 1, 1830 ; 2d Lt. 1st Dragoons, March 17, 1834 ; 1st Lt. 1st 
Dragoons, June 15, 1836 ; at Cavalry School, Saumur, France, and trans- 
lating French Cavalry Tactics, 1839-41 ; Capt. 1st Dragoons, March 17, 
1845 ; in the war with Mexico, 1846-47 ; resigned Aug. 4, 1849 ; farmer 
near Natchez, Miss. ; Levee Engineer, Concordia Parish, La., 1859-61 
Assistant Engineer Louisiana Levees, 1866 ; Civil Engineer and Surveyor, 
Natchez, Miss. After the war of the rebellion, he removed in 1873 to 
Philadelphia, where he was living in March, 1878. Children : 

i. William Grelaud, 8 b. Sept. 10, 1845. 

ii. Mary Henri, 8 b. Jan. 24, 1847. 

iii. John Grelaud, 8 b. Feb. 11, 1849. 

iv. Walter Langdon, 8 b. Oct. 20, 1851. 

v. Isabel, 8 b. Nov. 23, 1853. 

vi. Louise, 8 b. April 17, 1856. 

vii. Florence, 8 b. Nov. 13, 1859. 

76. Horatio Sprague 7 Eustis (Abraham, 6 Abraham, 5 Benjamin, 4 
Benjamin William 2 William 1 ) was b. Dec. 25, 1811, at Newport, R. I. 
He m. May 10, 1838, Catharine, dau. of Henry Chotard, of Natchez, Miss. 
He d. Sept. 4, 1858, at his plantation, Issaquena Co., Miss. His widow 
d. at New Orleans, Feb. 12, 1877. 

Horatio 7 graduated Harv. Coll. 1830. Studied law, and had an extensive 
law practice in Natchez, Miss., but afterwards became a planter. Children, 
all b. at Natchez, Miss. : 

106. i. Henry Chotard, 8 b. Jan. 29, 1840. 

ii. Horatio, 8 b. June 6, 1841 ; killed in the war of Rebellion, 1864. He 
entered H. 0. 1857, and left in his sophomore year. 

1878.] Genealogy of the Eustis Family. 223 

107. iii. Cartwright, 8 b. Nov. 4, 1842. 

iv. Richard, 8 b. May 11, 1844; killed in the war of Rebellion, 1864. He 
entered H. C. in 1860, but left it when the war broke out. 

108. v. Fenwick, 8 b. July 3, 1846. 

109. vi. Arthur, 8 b. July 10, 1848. 
vii. Frances, 8 b. Feb. 11, 1850. 

viii. Estelle, 8 b. Feb. 1, 1852; died young. 
ix. Norman, 8 b. Dec. 13, 1853. 
x. Catharine, 8 b. Sept. 2, 1857. 

77. Alexander Brooks 7 Eustis (Abraham* Abraham? Benjamin* 
Benjamin? William, 2, William 1 ) was b. Jan. 30, 1815, at Dedham, Mass. 
He m. July 5, 1843, Aurora, dau. of Titon Grelaud, Philadelphia, Pa. 
He d. Dec. 9, 1868, at Philadelphia. He was for a short period a midship- 
man, U.S.N. ; also a civil assistant in quartermaster's department, U.S.A. 
In business in Philadelphia. Removed to Milton, Mass. Clerk in Custom- 
house, Boston. Lived in Pottsville, Pa., and finally in Philadelphia. 
Children : 

, b. June, 1844. 

i. Mary Laurette, 8 b. Jan. 14, 1846 ; m. Dec. 2, 1863, George Cumming 
Potts; d. Oct. 30, 1868, leaving four children, viz. : Maud Eustis, 
b. April, 1865; George, b. April, 1866; Hugh, b. Oct. 15, 1867; 
Laurette, b. Oct. 12, 1868. 

ii. Aurora, 8 b. July 25, 1851. 

iii. Victoire, 8 b. June, 1853 ; d. Sept. 4, 1856, at Milton, Mass. 

iv. Despaigne, 8 b. Jan. 1856 ; d. in infancy. 

v. Percy Sprague, 8 b. Feb. 16, 1857. 

vi. Clemence, 8 b. March 8, 1859. 

vii. Clarence Grelaud, 8 b. May 20, 1862. 

78. Frederic Augustus 7 Eustis (Abraham? Abraham? Benjamin? 
Benjamin? William? William 1 ) was b. June 12, 1816, at Newport, R. I. 
He m. June 1, 1843, Mary, dau. of Rev. William Ellery Channing. He 
graduated H. C. 1835, and Harv. Divinity School 1839. Preached in 
Philadelphia, and had a private school there. Removed to Milton, Mass., 
and had here also a private and boarding school. During the war of 1861— 
65, he bought a plantation at Ladye's Island, South Carolina, belonging to 
the estate of his deceased stepmother, Mrs. Patience (Izard) Eustis. Here 
he caught the southern fever and died at Beaufort, June 19, 1871. Children : 

i. May, 8 b. Oct. 5, 1844; m. March 4, 1868, William Rotch Wister, of 
Philadelphia; had: Mary, b. March, 1870; William, b. Nov. 1871, 
d. Aug. 1872, Newport, K. I. ; Frances Anne, b. Nov. 24, 1874. 

ii. Ella, 8 b. Oct. 1, 1846. 

110. iii. William Ellery Channing, 8 b. Nov. 24, 1849. 
iv. Emily Augusta, 8 b. June 21, 1858. 

79. John Fenwick 7 Eustis (Abraham? Abraham? Benjamin? Ben- 
jamin? William? William}) was b. Nov. 3, 1817, at Fort Independence, 

Boston harbor. Was A.B. of H. C. 1837; A.M. and M.D. 1840. He 
completed his studies in Europe, and then took up his residence as a phy- 
sician in New Orleans, La. He died of consumption at Philadelphia, Pa., 
Sept. 1843, unmarried. 

80. Henry Lawrence 7 Eustis (Abraham? Abraham? Benjamin? 
Benjamin? William? William 1 ) was b. Feb. 1, 1819, at Fort Independence, 
Boston harbor. He m. first, May 2, 1844, Sarah Augusta, dau. of Thomas J. 
and Julia Ann (Jeffries) Eckley, who d. Jan. 10, 1853, aet. 30 ; m. second, 

224 Genealogy of the Eustis Family. [April, 

July 10, 1856, Caroline Bartlett, dau. of Joseph and Maria (Bartlett) Hall. 
Henry L. 7 grad. H. C. 1838 ; received the degree A.M. 1850. Graduated 
U. S. Military Acad. 1842 ; 2d Lieut. Engineers July 1, 1842 ; Assistant to 
Board of Engineers, 1842-3 : Ass't at Fort Warren and Lovell's Island, 
1843-45; in charge of works at Newport, R.I. 1845-47; Princ. Ass't 
Prof. Eng. Mil. Acad. 1847-49 ; resigned Nov. 30, 1849 ; Prof. Eng. Lawr. 
Sci. Sch. H. U. since Dec. 1, 1849 ; served with 6th corps Army of the 
Potomac from Aug. 1862 to June, 1864, first as Colonel 10th Mass., and 
Brig.-Gen. from Sept. 12, 1863, until he resigned, June 27, 1864, to resume 
his duties at Harvard University. Children of Henry L. 7 and Sarah 
Augusta (Eckley) : 

i. Henry Sprague, 8 b. March 13, 1845, Boston. 

ii. Julian Jeffries, 8 b. May 16, 1846, Newport, R. I. 

111. iii. Frank Izard, 8 b. Oct. 3, 1847, West Point, N. Y. 

iv. Sarah Eckley, 8 b. Jan. 3, 1853, Cambridge, Mass. 

Children of Henry L. 7 and Caroline Bartlett (Hall): 

v. Herbert Hall, 8 b. Oct. 17, 1857, Cambridge. 
vi. George Dexter, 8 b. Oct. 24, 1866, Cambridge. 

81. George 7 Eustis ( George, 6 Jacob? Benjamin? Benjamin? William? 
William 1 ) was b. Sept. 29, 1828. He m. Louise Corcoran, of Washington, 
D. C. He d. March 15, 1872. He was captured on the " Trent," as sec- 
retary of Mason and Slidell, during the war of the rebellion, and held as a 
prisoner at Fort Warren, in Boston harbor, but was released when that 
seizure was decided to be illegal. He spent the remainder of his life in 
Europe, and died there. His long life abroad and intimate acquaintance 
with the French language, caused his arrest as a French spy during the 
Franco- German war — an incident, it is believed, of more amusement than 
serious inconvenience to him. Children : 

i. William Corcoran, 8 b. July 20, 1862. 
ii. George Peabody, 8 b. July 21, 1864. 
iii. Harriet Louise, 8 b. Jan. 21, 1867. 

82. Allain 7 Eustis ( George? Jacob? Benjamin? Benjamin? William? 
William 1 ) was b. Feb. 16, 1830, at New Orleans, La. He m. Feb. 10, 
1858, Ana'is, dau. of Francisco de Sentmanat and Rosa de Marigny, of 
New Orleans, La. Children : 

i. George Patrick, 8 b. March 17, 1860, at New Orleans, La. 
ii. Anita Maria, 8 b. Jan. 6, 1863, at Santiago de Cuba, 
iii. Lydia Edith, 8 b. Nov. 27, 1871, at New Orleans. 

83. John Gray 7 Eustis ( George? Jacob? Benjamin? Benjamin? Wil- 
liam? William 1 ) was b. March 16, 1833, at New Orleans, La. He m. Aug. 
27, 1875, Ada M. Hassard. Is attorney-at-law, New Orleans. 

84. James Biddle 7 Eustis ( George? Jacob? Benjamin? Benjamin? 
William? William 1 ) was b. Aug. 21,1834. Hem. Sept. 3, 1857, Ellen 
Buckner, of New Orleans, La. 

James B. 7 was LL.B. of H.C. 1854. After a protracted contest, he took 
his seat as a senator of the U. S. from the state of Louisiana, in the winter 
session of 1877. Children : 

i. Newton B., 8 b. Aug. 22, 1858. 

ii. William Allain, 8 b. Sept. 17, 1860; d. Sept. 7, 1863. 

iii. Henry Buckner, 8 b. Sept. 25, 1862 ; d. Feb. 12, 1876. 

iv. Marie Celeste, 8 b. March 21, 1866. 

v. James Biddle, 8 b. Oct. 9, 1869. 

1878.] Genealogy of the Eustis Family. 225 

85. William Tracy 7 Eustis (Joseph,* William Beers,* Joseph, 4 Joseph? 
William, 2 William 1 ) was b. Sept. 29, 1822. He in. Oct. 3, 1849, Martha 
Gilbert Dutton, of Boston. Children : 

i. Eleanor Tracy, 8 b. March 22, 1851 ; m. Oct. 3, 1872, F. H. Pattee. 

ii. Henry Dutton, 8 b. Feb. 22, 1853. 

iii. Annie Dutton, 8 b. Oct. 31, 1855 ; d. Jan. 18, 1856. 

iv. Elizabeth Mussey, 8 b. March 1, 1858. 

v. Martha, 8 b. March 15, 1860. 

vi. Joseph Tracy, 8 b. Nov. 21, 1864. 

vii. Mary St. JBarbe, 8 b. Dec. 14, 1870. 

86. George Homer 7 Eustis (Joseph, 6 William Beers, 6 Joseph, 4 Joseph, 3 
William, 3 William 1 ) was b. Feb. 18, 1846. He m. Nov. 24, 1869, Clara 
Ann Ellis, of Woburn, who was b. Feb. 29, 1848. Children : 

i. Ernest Rhodes, 8 b. July 26, 1870. 

ii. Marion, 8 b. Nov. 4, 1872, at Winchester, Mass. 

iii. Russell Ellis, 8 b. Feb. 22, 1875 ; d. Dec. 28, 1876, at Winchester. 

87. George 7 Eustis ( George, 5 Samuel Wheat? Thomas, 4 Thomas, 3 
William, 2 William 1 ) was b. Aug. 17, 1832, at Hallowell, Me. He m. first, 
Sept. 8, 1859, Carrie S. Smith, who d. Oct. 20, 1867; m. second, March 
16, 1869, Nannie Claypole. Children of George and Carrie S. (Smith): 

i. Edith Clift, 8 b. July 14, 1865. 
ii. Carrie S., 8 b. Dec. 2, 1866. 

Children of George 7 and Nannie (Claypole) : 

iii. George Dexter, 8 b. Feb. 6, 1871. 
iv. Jessie Baldwin, 8 b. July 29, 1873. 
v. Archibald Kinnan, 8 b. Nov. 12, 1874. 

88. Edwin 7 Eustis ( Gilbert? Samuel Wheat? Thomas? Thomas? Wil- 
liam? William 1 ) m. Helen Drewit. He moved to Ottawa, 111., thence to 
Seattle, Washington Territory. Children : 

i. Mary A. 8 
ii. Samuel E. 8 

89. William Henry 7 Eustis (John? Samuel Wheat? Thomas, 4 Tho- 
mas? William? William 1 ) was b. Feb. 21, 1829, in Pembroke, Me. He m. 
Feb. 21, 1856, Sylvina H. Stetson, at Bridge water, Mass. Children : 

i. William Dexter, 8 b. Jan. 5, 1862, at E. Bridgewater ; d. Aug. 15, 

ii. Frank Abbott, 8 b. June 30, 1864. 
iii. Alice Pratt, 8 b. Sept. 14, 1868. 

90. John Howard 7 Eustis (John? Samuel Wheat? Thomas? Thomas? 
William? William 1 ) was b. Feb. 20, 1836. He m. first, April 25, 1867, 
Eliza Eagan, who d. Aug. 27, 1868 ; m. second, Feb. 28, 1872, Maggie 
Oilman. Child of John H. 7 and Eliza (Eagan) : 

i. Eliza Ann, 8 b. Aug. 3, 1868. 

Children of John H. 7 and Maggie (Oilman) : 

ii. Susan Rosalie, 8 b. June 17, 1873. 
iii. John Lewis, 8 b. April 2, 1876. 

91. Samuel Lyman 7 Eustis (John? Samuel Wheat? Thomas? Thomas? 
William? William 1 ) was b. Nov. 28, 1843. He m. Dec. 20, 1868, Nellie 
Handle. Children : 

vol. xxxii. 20* 

226 Genealogy of the Eustis Family. [April, 

i. Fanny May, 8 b. Dec. 27, 1869. 

ii. Lizzie Ann, 8 b. July 19, 1871. 

iii. Charles Henry, 8 b. May 4, 1875. 

92. Franklin 7 Eustis (Nathan? William* Thomas? Thomas? William? 
William 1 ) was b. Nov. 8, 1835. He m. Sept. 16, 1873, widow Lizzie White, 

born Randall, of Wilton, Me. Was living in 1877, at Wilton village, Me. 
Child : 

i. John Weymouth, 8 b. Oct. 26, 1874. 

93. Nathan Dana 7 Eustis (Nathan? William? Thomas? Thomas? 
William? William') was b. Nov. 9, 1847, at Jay, Me. He m. April 21, 
1873, Fanny Eames, of Newry, Me., dau. of Reuben Eames. Was living 
in 1877, at Portland, Me. Children: 

i. , 8 b. May 15, 1874 ; d. May 18, 1874. 

ii. William H., 8 b. Aug. 15, 1875. 

94. Elijah Gilbert 7 Eustis (Elijah? William? Tliomas? Thomas? 
William? William 1 ) was b. Aug. 21, 1844, at Jay, Me. He m. March 18, 
1868, Augusta A. Allen, of Freeman, Me. Children: 

i. Charles Hildreth, 8 b. Nov. 3, 1869, at Lang Plantation, Me. 

ii. Arthur Gilbert, 8 b. April 10, 1871, at Lang Plantation. 

iii. Elsie Mabel, 8 b. May 13, 1873 ; d. March 19, 1874, Lang Plantation. 

iv. William Oliver, 8 b. tSept. 11, 1876, at Lang Plantation. 

95. John Dunham 7 Eustis (Joseph Gilbert? Joseph Gilbert? Thomas? 

Thomas? William? William 1 ) was b. Oct. 13,1847. He m. 1869, 

Barbour, of Bellefonte, Jackson Co., Alabama. Now living in Princeton 
Co., Ala. Children : 

96. Charles Hubbard Winslow 7 Eustis (Alonzo? Joseph Gilbert? 
Thomas? Thomas? William? William 1 ) was b. Dec. 5, 1844. He m. Sept. 
5, 1869, Ann M. Videtto, of Pittsfield, Mass. Was living in May, 1877, 
at Northampton, Mass. Child : 

i. Lizzie Ann, 8 b. Sept. 1, 1870. 

97. William Tappan 7 Eustis ( William Tappan? Joseph? Chamber- 
lain? Thomas? William? William 1 ) was b. July 6, 1821, at Boston, Mass. 
He m. May 6, 1846, Maria Louisa Dwight, who was b. Feb. 10, 1825. 
She was dau. of Rev. Louis Dwight (b. March 2o, 1793, d. July 12, 1854) 
and his wife Louisa H. Willis (b. March 11, 1807, d. April 6, 1849). 

William Tappan 7 grad. Yale 1841, Andover Theol. Sem. 1845; pastor at 
New Haven, 1848-69, afterwards at Springfield, Mass., where he now lives. 
Children : 

i. Maria Louisa, 8 b. Feb. 4, 1847, at Woburn ; m. June 17, 1869, Sher- 
man Hartwell Chapman, M.D., of New Haven, 

ii. Isabella Buckminster, 8 b. Nov. 19, 1848, at New Haven, 

iii. Susan Moore, 8 b. Oct. 9, 1851, at New Haven, 

iv. Florence Dwight, 8 b. Nov. 11, 1855, at Mew Haven, 

v. Charles William, 8 b. March 5, I860, at New Haven. 

vi. William Tappan, 8 b. Sept. 7, 1867, at New Haven, 

vii. Louisa Dwight, 8 b. Sept. 7, 1867, at New Haven ; d. July 12, 1868. 

98. Joseph Mason 7 Eustis (John Mason? Joseph? Chamberlain? 
Thomas? William? William 1 ) was b. Dec. 15, 1827, at Rumford, Me. He 
m. Sept. 21, 1861, Christine Glynn, of N. Haverhill, N. H., dau. of Sam- 

1878.] Genealogy of the Eustis Family. 227 

uel Adams and Hannah (Lockwood) Glynn. Was living May, 1877, at 
Minneapolis, Minn. Children : 

i. Annie Louise, 8 b. Oct. 27, 1868. 

ii. Frank Mace, 8 b. Oct. 21, 1875, at Minneapolis, Minn. ; d. Oct. 29, 
1875, set. 8 days. 

99. Charles Wallace 7 Eustis [John Mason, 6 Joseph? Chamberlain? 
Thomas? William? William 1 ) was b. June 23, 1829, at Dixfield, Me. He 
m. June 3, 1856, Mandana M. Griffith, at Canton, Me. Living in 1877 in 
Boston. Child : 

Son, 8 who died three days after his birth. 

100. Albert S. 7 Eustis [John Mason? Joseph? Chamberlain? Thomas? 
William? William 1 ) was b. Dec. 10, 1832. He m. May 24, 1859, Eveline 
Knight, at Dixfield, Me. Was living in 1877, at Colebrook, N. H., dealer 
in hardware and agricultural tools. Children : 

i. Carrier b. Nov. 2, 1860 ; d. Dec. 8, 1861. 

ii. Grace, 8 b. Jan. 11, 1863. 

iii. Nellie, 8 b. June 19, 1870 ; d. Feb. 23, 1871. 

101. Humphrey Eaton 7 Eustis {John Mason? Joseph? Chamberlain? 
Thomas? William? William 1 ) was b. Sept. 10, 1840. He m. Sept. 19, 
1861, Julia Wilson, at Dixfield, Me. He was living at Morehead City, 
Minn., in 1876. His descendants have not been traced. 

102. John Tappan 7 Eustis [Charles Lyman? Joseph? Chamberlain? 
Thomas? William? William 1 ) was b. Nov. 22, 1831. He m. March 18, 
1857, Annie Towne. Was living in 1876, in Portland, Me., in hardware 
business. Children : 

i. John Peltz, 8 b. July 7, 1858, at Burlington, Iowa. 

ii. James Williams, 8 b. Dec. 11, 1861, at Auburn, Me. 

iii. Mary Little, 8 b. July 8, 1863, at Auburn, 

iv. Edward Lyman, 8 b. Oct. 31, 1871, at Portland, Me. 

v. Carroll Francis, 8 b. Jan. 10, 1875, at Portland. 

103. George Barker 7 Eustis ( Charles Lyman? Joseph? Chamberlain? 
Thomas? William? William 1 ) was b. April 20, 1848. He m. Mary Lois 
Skidmore, b. Jan. 27, 1838, dau. of William and Frances C. Skidmore, of 
Mt. Vernon, N. H. Living in 1878, at Minneapolis, Minn. ; a jeweller. 

104. George Oscar 7 Eustis {Thomas? Thomas? Chamberlain? Tho- 
mas? William? William 1 ) was b. May 29, 1844, at Jay, Me. He m. Nov. 
6, 1870, Susan E. Shepherd, of East Livermore, Me. He was living at 
East Livermore in 1877 ; a commercial traveller. Has no children. 

105. Charles Lyman 7 Eustis {Thomas? Thomas? Chamberlain? Tho- 
mas? William? William 1 ) was b. Aug. 29, 1849, at Jay, Me. He m. Dec. 
12, 1875, Lucy E. Morse. Resides at Livermore Falls, Me. 

106. Henry Chotard 8 Eustis {Horatio S.? Abraham? Abraham? 
Benjamin? Benjamin? William? William 1 ) was b. Jan. 29, 1840, at Natch- 
ez, Miss. He m. March 5, 1868, Annie, dau. of Robert D. and Ellen 
(Davis) Percy, of Adams Co., Miss. She d. Nov. 28, 1875. Henry 8 en- 
tered Harv. Coll. in 1856, but left before graduation, in his junior year. 
School teacher in Natchez, Miss. Now residing in New Orleans, La. 
Children : 

228 Genealogy of the Eustis Family, [April, 

i. Horatio Sprague, 9 b. Dec. 3, 1868. 
ii. Annie, 9 b. Oct. 2, 1875. 

107. Cartwright 8 Eustis {Horatio S'J Abraham? Abraham* Ben- 
jamin? Benjamin? William? William 1 ) was b. Nov. 4, 1842, at Natchez, 
Miss. He m. May 3, 1870, Laura Buckner, of New Orleans, La. He en- 
tered Harv. Coll. 1859, but left before graduation, when the war of the 
rebellion broke out in 1861. Hardware merchant in New Orleans, La. 
Children : 

i. Ellen, 9 b. Aug. 5, 1871. 

ii. Laura, 9 b. May 30, 1873. 

iii. Cartwright, 9 March 9, 1875. 

iv. Allan Chotard, 9 b. Dec. 23, 1876. 

108. Fen wick 8 Eustis {Horatio S.? Abraham? Abraham? Benjamin? 
Benjamin? William? William 1 ) was b. July 3, 1846, at Natchez, Miss. He 
m. April 8, 1876, in West Baton Rouge, Eliza T., dau. of L. P. Conner, of 
Natchez, Miss. She d. March 27, 1877. 

109. Arthur 8 Eustis {Horatio Sprague? Abraham? Abraham? Ben- 
jamin? Benjamin? William? William 1 ) was b. July 10, 1848, at Natchez, 

Miss. He m. Oct. 19, 1871, Emily Allison. Child: 

i. Emily Allison, 9 b. Dec. 30, 1872. 

110. William Ellery Channing 8 Eustis {Frederic Augustus? Abra- 
ham? Abraham? Benjamin? Benjamin? William? William 1 ) was b. Nov. 
24, 1849. He m. Nov. 9, 1876, Edith, dau. of Augustus Hemenway, of 
Boston, Mass. He was A.B. of Harv. Univ. 1871, and S.B. 1873. 

Children : 

i. Twin sons, 9 b. Oct. 7, 1877. 

111. Frank Izard 8 Eustis {Henry L.? Abraham? Abraham? Benja- 
jamin? Benjamin? William? William 1 ) was b. Oct. 3, 1847, at West Point, 

N. Y. He m. Dec. 28, 1874, in Cambridge, Mass., Cora, dau. of Israel 
Munson Spelman and his wife Martha Hubbard Choate. Was A.B. Harv. 
Coll. 1868, A.M. 1871. Children : 

i. Martha Spelman, 9 b. Oct. 23, 1875. 
ii. Lawrence, 9 b. May 5, 1877. 


Who was Jane Eustis, mentioned in Oxnard's Journal? (See Reg. xxvi. 120.) 
Her will, recorded in Boston, Vol. 70, shows that she was a widow, a shopkeeper. 
After making numerous legacies, she leaves the residue of her property to Sarah, 
daughter of Benjamin Kent, Esq. 

Who was John Eustis, who died April 26, 1769, ast. 60 ? (Chelsea Rec.) 

Who was Abigail Eustis, who died Oct. 6, 1808, set. 80? 

Who was John Eustace, who married Lydia Browne, May 6, 1781 ? She was b. 
July 19, 1763 ; d. June 5, 1830. Had two daughters. One m. Theophilus San- 
born, the other m. Richard Davis. (Essex Inst., v. 29.) 

Who was Lydia Eustis, who m. Oct. 17, 1813, Edward Brown, who was lost at 
sea, Dec. 11, 1813? (Essex Inst, iii., 185.) 

Who was Samuel Eustis of Kingsfield, Me., son of Samuel, m. at Charlestown, 
July 14, 1845, Emily S. Clark? 

N. B. It is hoped that this imperfect record of the family may be the means of 
bringing to the compiler corrections and additions from all persons connected with 
the family either directly or collaterally. h. l. b. 

1878.] Supplement to the Diodati Genealogy. 229 


Communicated by Prof. Edward E. Salisbury, LL.D., of New Haven, Ct. 

WHILE preparing my paper on the Diodatis and their alliances, 
it occurred to me to inquire whether there might not be some 
relationship between the Mei wife of Carolo Diodati, the namesake 
of Charles V., and a family of similar name whom I heard of when 
visiting Switzerland several years ago, one of whom was the first 
husband of the second wife of the celebrated theologian De Wette 
of Basel. Accordingly, I wrote a letter of inquiry on the subject 
to a granddaughter of De Wette by his first wife, who has lately sent 
me the following reply from a cousin of one of her step-grandmoth- 
er's relatives. No affinity appears to exist between the two fami- 
lies ; but the letter gives authoritative information respecting the 
Meis who became allied to the Diodatis by the marriage of Carolo, 
and is therefore worth preserving. I translate it here from the 
French, for the benefit of all who may have become interested in 
the Diodati genealogy. 

Bekne, Nov. 26, 1877. 

Here at last is the answer to your inquiry of the 31st of Octo- 
ber The Mey family of Lucca is entirely alien to us, as is easily 

proved by the difference of name (theirs being Mey or Mei, ours dei Maggi), 
and of origin (they coming from Lucca, we from Brescia), by the different 
coats of arms (their escutcheon being divided into two parts — the upper of 
deep blue, the lower of deep yellow, with a hunted wild-boar in the middle), 
and by the entire absence of associations. When our ancestor Jean Rodolphe 
May, was bailiff at Nyon in 1659-1665, he heard speak of the Meis of 
Geneva, and learned from them that the last Mei of Lucca was about to 
be chosen bailiff of Bisignano in Calabria ; and he would have liked to 
get from him some genealogical information. But how should he come at 
it ? He, being a Protestant, would not have been honored with an answer 
to inquiry, any more than the Meis of Geneva 

The work of investigation was resumed in 1730, when a letter was ad- 
dressed to the Marquis Luchesini, governor of Mirandola. The marquis was 
to ask for the pedigree of the Mei family from the Marquis Bottini, whose 
mother was the last Mei in Lucca of the female line, through whom Bottini 
had inherited all the possessions of this extinct family. Bottini feared and 
believed that there was a wish to disinherit him, and, before complying with 
the request made, demanded a formal renunciation, on the part of all the mem- 
bers of the May family of Berne, of all the possessions once pertaining to the 
Meis of Lucca. This renunciation, signed by all the Mays, by the " Avoyer " 
and by the Two Hundred, was sent to Lucca January 30th, 1735. Soon after 
there came from the Republic of Lucca a document signed by the Grand 
Chancellor Joseph Vincent Hiccolini, and sealed with the great seal of the 
republic. It contained the testimony of the Government of Lucca that the 
Mei family was counted as one of the nobility, that several members of it 
had been Grand Councillors, Ancients, and Gonfaloniers [Chief Magistrates 

230 Notes and Queries. [April, 

of the republic], among others, Blaise, Laurence, Emile, and Philippe. 
It was added that on the 21st of January, 1628, there had been made a 
catalogue of the noble families of Lucca, in which the Meis were included 
at page 127. 

In 1802 the May family commissioned the Chancellor Frederic May to 
make genealogical researches in Lucca itself. On his return to Berne he 
reported minutely, without being able to establish any relationship between 
the two families — which, as we have already said, never existed. 

The Mei family expatriated itself from Lucca in the middle of the six- 
teenth century, for religion's sake. Biagio (Blaise) Mei established him- 
self in 1544 as a merchant at Lyons. His son Vincenzo, married to a 
daughter of Martino Bernardini, came to Geneva in 1550, together with one 
of his relatives named Cesare, who had been of the Grand Council of Lucca 
from 1544 to 1548, and twice acted as Ancient. The wife of Cesare was 
named Pellegrina Galganetti. In 1560 Vincenzo Mei became a citizen of 
Geneva, where other families of Lucca, the Torrettini, Micheli, Burlamachi 
[the family of the wife of the Rev. John Diodati] , and the Passavanti, had 
settled contemporaneously with the Meis. Lucca had been for some time the 
last refuge of the gospel in Italy, and it was from this city that the Jesuits 
drove away the families that maintained the most independence, and which 
were, in part, also of the noblest stocks of Italy. Vincenzo Mei became a 
member of the Grand Council of Geneva in 1568. Horatio was one of 
his six children, who, on the 1st of January, 1596, was called to Berne to 
make an attempt to establish the silkworm in the Canton de Vaud. This 
same Horatio is reckoned among the celebrities of Lyons as a merchant 
or manufacturer of silk stuffs ; I think he was also made a citizen of Berne. 
After some time the Meis became extinct in Geneva ; the last of the name 
in Lucca, of the male line, Ornofrio, bishop of Bisignano, died in 1664. 

This is about all the information which I can give respecting the Mei 
family of Lucca and Geneva. As to our family, May or Maggi, it passed 
the Alps as early as about the year 1300, being driven from Brescia 
after the defeat of the Hohenstaufen and the victory of the Guelphs and 
the Church of Rome, whose declared enemy it has always been. 

And now, dear cousin, be pleased to receive the expression of my high 
consideration. A. de May. 

The Vincenzo Mei named in this letter is doubtless the father of 
Marie M. who was married to Carolo Diodati (see " Mr. William 
Diodate and his Italian Ancestry," p. 13) ; and the information here 
given shows that the proper form of her name is Mei, not, as in 
that paper, Mai. 


Harvard Graduates. — In continuation of the articles published in the Register, 
xxxi. 334, 430-433, and xxxii. 85-88, 1 now give names of all the graduates from the 
first Commencement in 1642 to 1727 the dates of whose deaths I have not been able 
to procure for the Triennial Catalogue. The dates of the day, month, and year of 
the death, is to be particularly sought, but the place and date of birth, and othei 
biographical facts, will be very acceptable. It may assist in identifying these per-j 
sons, to know that, generally, graduates were about 20 years old when they tool 

1878.] Notes and Queries. 231 

their first degree. As Triennials were few in these early years, the time when stars 
were affixed do not imply that the deaths necessarily occurred within a year or two, 
but may have been several years before. 

The four communications contain all graduates from 1642 to 1820 the dates of 
whose deaths I have not ascertained. If there is one of these persons of whom the 
reader can communicate any information, he will be conferring a favor on antiqua- 
ries and genealogists. John Langdon Sibley, 

No. 9 Phillips Place, Cambridge, Mass. Editor of the Triennial Catalogue. 

1727. William Howlett. Was he from Topsfield? Starred in 1745, indicating that 
he died that year or previously. 

1727. Joshua Wood, starred in 1730. 

1727. Stephen Harris, said to have been a mathematician and schoolmaster in 
Boston. *1730. 

1727. Ebenezer Wellington. *1733. 

1727. John Cookson, perhaps of Boston. # 1745. 

1727. Nathaniel Newell. Was he of Farmington, Conn.? *1758. 

1727. Thomas Jackson. John Eliot says he was a distiller in Boston, and died in 
1771, but he was starred in 1748, 

1727. Thomas Brintnall, probably a preacher and schoolmaster at Norton or Sud- 
bury, or both. *1733. 

1727. Stephen Parker, Rev. Was he a native of Middleboro' ? Was he a mission- 
ary to Richmond, Maine, ordained Dec. 12, 1733, at Boston? Is he not 
mentioned in the Register, ix. 340? 

1727. Nathaniel Saltonstall, from Haverhill, son of Richard, H. U. 1695, born June 
3, 1706, frequently member of the General Court. Is he mentioned in 
Sewall's Woburn, 83, 224, 338, 586 ? Nicholas Gilman's Interleaved Trien- 
nial says he was a merchant, and died young. # 1748. 

1727. John Stevens. A man of this name appears frequently to have been member 
of the General Court. Was he of Newport ? # 1764. 

1726. Theodore Coker, from Newbury, born Oct. 16, 1707. Did he live at Dor- 
chester, a physician? *1748. 

1726. Jonathan Stedman, of Cambridge, born Nov. 21, 1703. Was he schoolmaster, 
and did he settle as physician in Chelmsford? See Paige's Cambridge, 
662. *1764. 

1726. Eleazar Allen. Was he of Martha's Vineyard? A person of this name was 
of the legislature in 1734 and 1736. *1736. 

1726. Thomas Pitts, Boston, said to have been a student at law, and died soon after 
graduating. *1726. 

1726. Richard Hall. *1758. 

1726. Simeon Stoddard, a merchant of Boston (son of Anthony, Justice Inf. 
Court). *1776. 

1725. Israel Nichols, Cohasset. Did he live in Leominster, or Rehoboth, or both? 
When was he born? *1761. 

1725. Jeremiah Chubbuck, born at Hingham, March 31, 1704. *1776. 

1725. Edward Stacy, Cambridge. *1758. 

1725. Edward Dowse, born March 1, 1705, at Charlestown, Captain of a " Mer- 
chant Ship and was lost on Conahasset Rocks." *1733. 

1724. Zabdiel Boylston, born Feb. 10, 1706-7, Boston, son of Zabdiel of Brookline, 
died of consumption, a physician. *1733. 

1724. John Frizell, merchant, Boston, probably died 1727, or before. *1733. 

1723. William Bosson, of Roxbury, " ob. 1748, preacher, lived at Roxbury, Chap- 
lain of Castle William many years," says Winthrop's Interleaved Cata- 
logue. Mass. House Journal, Aug. 16, 1744. Register, iv. 190. # 1748. 

1723. Nathaniel Morrill, from Salisbury, ord. at Rye, Sept. 14, 1726, afterward 
dismissed. *1745. 

1723. Joseph Penniman, Braintree, apothecary in Boston. Vinton's Memorial, 
354. *1761. 

1723. Ezra Whitmarsh, Weymouth, schoolmaster at Weymouth. In 1728 declined 
a settlement at Eastham. Freeman's Cape Cod, ii. 328. Register, vi. 
199. *1781 or 1785. 

1722. William Newcomb, by some is said to have originated in Braintree, but 
Freeman's Cape Cod, ii. 98, says he was born Aug. 29, 1702, son of Peter 
Newcomb and Mercy, daughter of Shubael Smith, but does not give his 
death. *1736. 


232 Notes and Queries. [April, 

1722. Daniel White, died at sea. *1730. 

1722. Ebenezer Gee, Boston, merchant m Boston / waj. d - , 

1721 Barnabas Taylor, Yarmouth, ordained Bristol, R. L, Dec. 21, l/jy, aiea 

in New Jersey," says Winthrop. *1748. , 

1721. Pascal Nelson. Was he born at Boston, and when? 'Said to have been 
Captain in the British Army, and to have died m Carolina. 1701. 

1720. Howard Wyborne, Boston, merchant m Boston. 174a. 

1719. Joseph Bridgham, physician in Boston. 1768. „„v, H _ at Batavia 

1719 John Green, preacher, then merchant in Boston, died probably at tfatavia, 

Ed^Bridgewltrfrom'he Island of Nevis, Judge on the Island, i. e. 
Jo V s"Scher, Oct 782 16, 1699, Dedham, son of Rev. Joseph, H. U. 1690. 

SS; Sp«»/^f- - *- 

preached at Provincetown, and left there 1741. "**. 
1715. Thomas Gray. A person of this name appears to have been at JNorth oton 

ington in 1734, but this man was starred in 1727. 
1715. CaWin Galpine, Rev. Episcopal minister at JX^^hlrle^n *1751 

originated from Marshfied. .^ h »6 to^to^ ^^^tfo Wlestowii. 
1715 ' tr/ESK^K^ Son of Jonathan, of 

1712. ASSnerloFLokline, mimster at Turkey TW , now Lunen^, 
at Worcester, Charlestown, and Winchester, N.H.,ml7« WM^nnu^ 
geon and chaplain at Fort Dummer, and probably three years irom woo 
at the fort on the Great Meadow, now Putney Vt. 1.7J. 

1712. Peter Barnes, schoolmaster in Eastham in 1713. "«• -„ 

1712. John Coit, Bermuda, perhaps returned to the ^ates ^ xbrid MaS8 . 

1710. Samuel Terry, Rev. At Barnngton, R. I., alterwaru at uxor ug , 

1710. WilHa'm Little, of Plymouth, some say of Marshfield, Winthrop says son of 
David, Esq., of Scituate. *1748. 

1703. J&a^E^^Wi be Eastman tagftfc *£»$■«£ 
lTO1 - S -1oSs 8 noS^^ 

17 00. ^XS;^^UJW33 17 ^ f- >-; 

SS^J'lSyW:^ STO ~°$ John'and Sarah (Pe, 

1698. He^Swt^idto havebeen son of Dr. Thomas Swan, of Koxbury. H< 

lived at Charlestown. *17 15 ' hv Marv eldest daughter of Ed- 

1694. John Savage, son of Ephraim H. U. 1662, by Mary eweac 

mund Quincy , of Braintree, born Nov. ^ n ^ 4 v^Xxbu^V who came 
1693. William Grosvenor born Jan 8, 1673 .son of John ot Koxo y, t( 

from Cheshire, England, whose wite was fiBtner. w™ 

Charleston, S. C, and die there? *1733. 


1878.] Notes and Queries, 233 

1691. Thomas Atkinson, Dec. 27, 1669, Newbury, son of Theodore and Abigail. 

1691. Thomas Maccarty. Gilinan says, " merchant, Boston." See Hutchinson, i. 
392. *1698. 

1690. John Willard, born Sept. 8, 1673, Groton. Gilman says, " Jamaica Plain." 
Winthrop says son of Vice President, merchant in Kingston, Jamaica. 
May he also have been the J. W. mentioned in News Letter, June 25, 1705, 
at Lancaster, Mass. ? *1727. 

1690. Samuel Mather, Rev., died Dublin, Ireland. *1745. 

1687. Henry Newman, Rehoboth. Agent for N. H. in England. A letter from 
him is published in the Register, v. 60. *1745. 

1685. Samuel Shepard, son of Rev. Samuel, II. U. 1658, of Rowley, born Aug. 10, 
1667. Went to Woodbridge, N. J. *1715. 

1685. Thomas Berry, Ipswich. Captain of a ship. His widow married President 
Leverett. *1698. 

1684. Richard Wensley, April 18, 1664, Boston, son of John, mariner, and Eliza- 
beth (Paddy) Wensley. *1698. 

1681. John Hastings, son of Deacon Walter, of Cambridge, physician in Barba- 
does, where he probably died before 1705. * 1715. 

1681. Samuel Mitchel, son of Rev. Jonathan, II. U. 1647, born Oct. 14, 1660, 
probably died unmarried before 1691. *1698. 

1679. Edward Oakes, probably son of Uriah, 11. U. 1649, preached a short time 
at Lancaster, Branford and New London. Register, vii. 54, 58. *1698. 

1677. Thomas Scottow, June 30, 1659, son of Joshua. He was of Scarborough in 
1681. In 1657 appointed, under Andros, Recorder of Yorkshire, Maine, 
Registrar of Probate 1687 to 1693. In 1689 commanded garrison at Black 
Point. Probably merchant in Boston. There is a tradition that the family 
took the name Scottoways or Scott. * 1715. 

1677. Samuel Sweetman, April 19, 1659, son of Thomas, of Cambridge. *1715. 

1675. Peter Oliver, March 3 or 19, 1655, son of Peter, of Boston. *1698. 

1674. Thomas Sargeant, possibly son of Peter Sargeant, convicted while in College 
of speaking blasphemous words against the Holy Ghost, was sentenced to 
be deprived of his degree and publicly whipped before all the scholars, and 
to sit alone by himself in the hall uncovered at meals. " The first was 
presently put in execution in y e Library before the Scholars. He kneeled 
down, and the instrument Goodman Healy," prison keeper, "attended y e 
president's word as to y e performance of his part in y e work. Prayer was 
had before and after by the President, July 1, 1674." Dec. 21, he perform- 
ing all exercises which were wont to be done in public, the President, as 
he was going to sea the next week, "did admit him to the degree of 
Batchelour of Arts." He was starred in 1698, though as he never took his 
second degree he may have died within three years after getting his A.B. 

1674. Edmund Davie had a Medical Degree at Padua. Possibly brother of John 
Davie, Baronet, H. U. 1681. *1698. 

1668. John Cullick, son of John, of Hartford, born May 4, 1649, received into 
church in Boston, Nov. 27, 1659. Was he secretary of Col. Connecticut? 

1667. Japhet Hobart, born April, 1647, son of Rev. Nehemiah, supposed to be a 
physician of a ship to England, lost at sea. Savage says, intending to go 
thence to East Indies, but not heard of afterwards. *1698. 

1667. Nathaniel Atkinson, born Nov. 28, 1648, son of Theodore and Abigail. *1698. 

1666. Daniel Mason, born Feb. 19, 1648-9, son of Capt. Hugh Mason, of Water- 
town, went as surgeon in a vessel from Charlestown, James Ellison 
master, about 1678, was captured by a corsair, carried to Algiers, and died 
in slavery. *1698. 

1663. Benjamin Blakeman, son of Rev. Adam, of Stratford, Conn., preached at 
Maiden, Saco, married Lydia Scottow, was Deputy to the Court at York 
in 1682, moved to Boston in 1687, where he probably died a few years after. 
His wife, according to an inscription in Copp's Hill Burying Ground, died 
March 20, 1715, "about 63 years." His daughter Rebecca married 
Thomas Goodwill, shipwright, of Boston. *I698. 
1663. Samuel Cobbett, son of Rev. Thomas, of Ipswich and Lynn, with his wife, 

was living Feb. 11, 1689. *1698. 
1661. Bezaleel Sherman, born 1640, son of Rev. John, was merchant in Madras, 
where he died before Aug. 5, 1685, when his father's will was made. # 1698. 
VOL. xxxii. 21 

234 Notes and Queries. [April, 

1661. Thomas Johnson, possibly of Dover, New Haven, New London, or Andover, 

1661. John Parker, may have been son of Robert, of Boston, butcher, who moved 
to Cambridge. If so, he was probably dead as early as 1684, the date of 
Robert Parker's will, which mentions his son John as deceased. *1798. 
1661. Joseph Cook, of Cambridge, son of Joseph and Martha, daughter of John 

Stedman, died about Feb. 1690-91. *1798. 
1661. Recompense Osborn, son of William and Frezwith or Frediward Osborn, born 
May 26, 1639 or 1644, probably at Dorchester, school teacher in New Haven, 
possibly went to England with his mother, who married John Mulford, of 
South Hampton, East Riding. New England Historical and Genealogical 
Register, v. 334. *1698. 
1661. John Bellingham, son of Gov. Richard and Penelope, sister of Herbert 

Pelham, probably died about 1670 or 1672. *1698. 
1660. Manasseh Armitage, son of Thomas, of Lynn, went to Oyster Bay, L. I., 
where Thompson, i. 450, 490 ; ii. 13, cites records showing his ill-treatment 
of his father. *1698. 
1660. Joseph Cook, son of Richard and Elizabeth, " of Boston," born "1.3, 1642," 

died before Dec. 1671. *1698. 
1660. William Whittingham, of Ipswich, son of John, who married Martha, sister 
of Rev. William Hubbard, H. U. 1642, moved to New York on the conquest 
in 1664, and died in London, or on his way thither to recover the estate of 
his family — as the tradition is. *1698. 
1659. Thomas Parish, son of Thomas, of Cambridge. Farmer says, " perhaps died 
Sept. 12, 1707," in which Savage seems to concur. Did he settle in Groton ? 
Some think he went to England. # 1715. 
1658. John Barsham, born Dec. 8, 1635. son of William, of Watertown, was in 

Exeter or Hampton in 1672. *1698. 
1657. Barnabas Chauncy, son of President Chauncy, died perhaps in Marlboro', in 

1675. See Sibley's Harvard Graduates. *1698. 
1656. John Haynes, Rev., son of Gov. John, Rector of Swansey, near Coggeshall 
and Copford Hall, England, till his death, which was before April 25, 1671. 
1656. Robert Paine, son of Elder Paine, of Ipswich, was 58 years old when he 
gave his deposition, July 25, 1692. See also Bourne's Wells and Kenne- 
bunk, 164. *1698. 
1655. Mordecai Matthews, probably son of Rev. Marmaduke, who preached at 
Yarmouth, Hull, Maiden, Lynn, &c, went " home," and died about 1683, 
at his native place, Swansea, in Glamorganshire, South Wales, whither this 
son and another son who was in College may have followed him. ( *1698. 
1653. Nehemiah Ambrose, took a degree at Oxford, settled at Kirkby, in Lanca- 
shire, whence, in 1682, he was ejected. *1698. 
1653. Joshua Ambrose, settled at Darby, in Lancashire, and in 1662 became a Con- 
formist. Possibly he lived till the beginning of the 18th century. 
1653. Joshua Long, son of Robert, inn-holder at Dunstable, in Bedfordshire, who 

came to Charlestown, was living in 1658. *1693. 
1653. Edward Rawson, Rev., son of Edward, returned to Horsmanden in Kent, 

from the living of which he was ejected in 1662. *1698. 
1653. William Thomson, probably son of Rev. William, of Quincy, was at New 
London, teaching the Indians, and in 1664 was near death and about to 
make a journey to Virginia. *1698. 
1653. John Stone, son of Rev. Samuel, of Hartford. # 1698. 
1653. John Angier. *1698. 
1650. Isaac Ailerton, settled in Northumberland County or Northern Neck, Va. 

He was living March 10, 1682-3. *1698. 
1647. William Mildmay, was son of Sir Henry, of Graces, in Essex. *1698. 
1647. George Hadden, probably went to England, and was living in 1654. *1698. 
1647. Abraham "Waiver, said to have gone to England and been a minister in 

Cheshire, where his family and friends lived. *1698. 

1647. John Birden, or Barden, preacher in England. *1698. 

1646. Nathaniel White, son of Rev. Nathaniel, of Somers Islands, possibly preached. 

Could he have been a minister of Lavington, in Wiltshire, ejected in 1662? 


1645. James Ward, son of Rev. Nathaniel, of Ipswich, was whipped in College, 

and probably returned to England,, and became Fellow of Magdalen College 

at Oxford. *1698> 

1878,] Notes and Queries. 235 

1645. Jeremiah Holland, settled near London, and afterwards had a living in 
Northamptonshire. *1698. 

1643. John Jones, son of Rev. John, of Concord, and Fairfield, probably died 
between 1665 and 1673. *1698. 

1642. Tobias Barnard, mentioned in Johnson's Wonder-working Providence, per- 
haps went to England. *1698. 

1642. Henry Saltonstall, took a degree at Padua, and was Fellow of the New 
College at Oxford, 1653-1657. *1698. 

1642. Samuel Bellingham, probably lived in or near London, "drowned in melan- 
choly," probably died in the beginning of the 18th century, *1715. 

Murray. — William Murray is supposed to have emigrated to New England about 
1718, with the company which founded the colony of Londonderry, N. H. lie set- 
tled in what is now Amherst, Mass., about 1720; married Feb. 20, 1723, Hannah, 
daughter of John Dickinson, of Hatfield. His will is dated at Amherst, Oct. 22, 
1779, and was proved in 1784. He had six children born in Amherst : Elijah, Wil- 
liam, Dorothy, David, Seth and Hannah. 

William Murray, Jr., married, about 1750, Mary (or Mercy) Scott, of Sunderland, 
and died in 1762. They had four children born in Amherst : Elihu, Elijah, Mercy 
and Martha. The younger daughter, Martha, married Joel Day, of Hatfield [De- 
scendants in the Day Genealogy (Hartford, 1848), pp. 72, 88, 89 and 105.1 

Dorothy Murray, daughter of William, senior, married Abner Adams, of Amherst, 
May 9, 1754, and had two sons, Reuben and Thomas. 

Hannah Murray, youngest child of William, senior, married Timothy Abbot, of 
Bennington, Vt. 

Seth Murray, fourth son of William, sen., served in the revolutionary army ; was 
commissioned as lieut.-col. in 1780, and subsequently as brigadier-general. He 
married at Hatfield, Elizabeth White. They had one child, Lucinda, who married 
Isaac Maltby (Y. C. 1786), brig.-gen. of Mass. militia, 1814, and author of several 
military works. Descendants known. 

Wanted, the ancestry of William Murray, sen., the place of his birth, and any 
facts concerning him previous to his settling in that part of Hadley now Amherst. 
The tradition is that he resided a time in Pelham [but neither Pelham, Mass., nor 
Pelham, N. H., were settled in 1720, we think]. Wanted, also, facts relating to the 
Scott family with which this family intermarried. M. C. M. Love. 

1250 California street, San Francisco, Cal. 

Pact. — The following document is copied for the Register, by Henry F. Waters, 
Esq., from the Essex County court files, Bk. i. leaf 6 : 

Salem. 28-10-1640. 
I nicholas pacy doe acknowledge that wheras offence hath bin taken by my meanes 
in the marriage of my present wife knowing of a former promise solemnly made by 
her to marke Vermaes of this towne for which I have bin affected and in some measure 
humbled according to (as I hope) I doe hereby desire that this my harty 

acknowledgment may be accepted of all men, and that it may bee a warning to all 
whom it may concerne, not to deale rashly in matters of such weight to the grieuing 
of the harts not only of my wife and the party abovesayd, whom 1 have wronged, 
but also to other godly christians. 

I katharyn pacy doe acknowledge that synce my marriage I haue bin troubled in 
my conscience for a former promise made to mark Vermaes, the breach wherof I 
confes was sinfull, and since have out of my scruples sinned in denying coniugall 
respects unto my present husband, wherby I have bin a great griefe to him and 
many reuerend and godly frends, but now being satisfy ed in the question desire the 
world to take notice that 1 am hartily sorrowfull for my offence in both kinds, & 
trust the lord will by his grace guide me to more wissdom for tyme to come. 

Sweetser — Sweatser — Swetzer. — Can any one inform the writer relative to the 
ancestry of the New England families ? Is the surname German ? The latter form 
of spoiling would seem to point to a German ancestry. There were Sweetsers in 
Charleetown, Mass., as early as 1722. A large branch have scattered through Maine. 

Harrison, Maine. G. T. Ridlon. 

236 Notes and Queries. [April, 

Capt. William Evelyn {ante, p. 89).— The flank companies of the 4th, or King's 
Own, Regiment of Foot, formed part of the force under Lieut-Col. Smith, sent by 
Gen. Ga^e to Lexington, on the night of the 18th April, 1775. The battalion com- 
panies of this regiment formed part of the reinforcement sent next day under com- 
mand of Lord Percy. Lieut. Knight and seven privates were killed. Lieut. Gould 
was taken prisoner. 

Captain W. Granville Evelyn was mortally wounded on the 18th Oct., 1776, while 
advancing from the mouth of the Hutchinson river. C. W. Tuttle. 

Boston, Mass. 

The 4th, or King's Own, Regiment, was in the battle of Lexington, 19 April* 
1775, and had Lieut. Knight, killed ; Lieut. Gould, wounded and prisoner ; three 
sergeants, one drummer, wounded ; seven rank and file killed, 21 wounded, eight 
missing. See Gage's Return, published in the Town and Country Magazine (Lon- 
don), for 1775, pp. 332-33. W. R. Cutter. 

Lexington, Mass. 

Hathaway. — In my note of inquiry concerning John and Arthur Hathaway, of 
1630, I stated that Arthur, Jr.'s son John went from Dartmouth and settled in 
Freetown. According to Dartmouth records, which I received lately, this was a 
mistake. Arthur Hathaway, Jr.'s son John lived and died in Dartmouth, where 
he had a large farm on the New Bedford side of the river. March 15, 1683, he m. 
Joanna Pope, daughter of Thomas. They had : 

1. Sarah, b. Feb. 24, 1684. 4. Arthur, b. April 3, 1690. 

2. Joanna, b. Jan. 28, 1685. 5. Hannah, b. Feb. 16, 1692. 

3. John, b. March 18, 1687. 6. Mary, b. June 4, 1694. 

The wife, Joanna, died Dec. 25, 1695, and Sept. 29, 1696, he m. Patience Pope. 
They had : 

7. Jonathan, b. June 23, 1697. 12. Elizabeth, b. May 6, 1708. 

8. Richard, b. May 21, 1699. 13. Patience, b. April 21, 1710. 

9. Thomas, b. July 5, 1700. 14. Benjamin, b. Jan. 10, 1712. 

10. Hunewell, b. April 21, 1703. 15. James, b. Jan. 24, 1714. 

11. Abiah, b. Oct. 21, 1705. 16. Ebenezer, b. May 12, 1717. 
Arthur Hathaway, Jr. (son of Arthur, of 1630, and father of this John), died in 

1712. His will names his living children as follows: — John, Thomas, Jonathan t 
Mary (Hammond), Lydia (Sisson), Hannah (Codman) and Dan. 1 have received 
other records of this family. Who can tell when and where John Hathaway, of 
Freetown, was born, or give the maiden surname of his wife Christian? 

Worcester, Mass. J. D. Baldwin. 

Letters from Boston, 1714-1731, by Jeremiah Bumstead. — There are preserved 
in the possession of a granddaughter of the Hon. John Lambert, acting governor of 
New Jersey, 1802-3, the following letters from Jeremiah Bumstead, or his wife, to 
his sister Abigail, who married John Lambert (ante, xv. 194), and her husband: 
Boston, April, 19, 1714, to his brother and sister. No direction. 
" August 3, 1714, " 

" June 25, 1717, Sarah Bumstead to Abigail. Address, Stonington. 
" January 18, 1720-21, to his brother and sister. Address, Lebanon. Ct. 
11 July 13, 1720, to his sister. No direction. 

April 11, 1721, " " Address, Lyme, Ct. 
April 13, 1728, " 
" May 13, 1731, " " Address, New Salem. 
These letters are of great interest, containing items of historical and genealogical 
information, and throw light on some of the entries in the diary of Mr. Bumstead, 
printed in the Register, xv. 193-204, 305-15. Gov. Lambert, of New Jersey, was 
a son of Gershom, and grandson of John and Abigail (Bumstead) Lambert. — Infor- 
mation of the Rev. R. Randall Hoes, of Mt. Holly, N. J., who has verbatim copies 
of the letters. 

Crawford — Croxford. — T find a large family in Penobscot Co., Maine, named 
Croxford ; they know nothing of their ancestry. I have never heard the name 
before. May it not be a corruption of Crawford? G. T. Ridlon. 

Harrison, Me. 

1878.] Notes and Queries. 237 

Corey. (Copied by H. F. Waters, Esq., from the Essex County Court Files). — 
" Salem December y e 10 th : 1678. — Caleb More Aged thirty yeares : or thare about 
testifieth that he being With his father in Virgenia : When his father bought Mary 
which is now y e Wife of Gyels Cory ; out of a London Ship : and douth testify that 
y e hole ships company gau har the carectar of an onest Seuel woman : and douth 
further testify thatt wither in the time of couming home in ye Ketch or while she 
liued with my father or senc She has ben Corys Wife, that hee did neuer hare har 
Sware : or See har ouer taken in drinck : or Spake Ryproch fuly of any of har 
naibors : or of any body else : nitha did I euer hare any body else Saye any such 
things of har." 

Bennett. (Copied by H. F. Waters, Esq., from the Essex County Court Files.) — 
" The testemony of John Peach Aged 80 yeare or therabout. 

This deponent testefieth that John Bennett deceased came with him into New 
England in the same ship in the yeare 1630 : and his wife Margaret some years after 
came into New England after him and liued with him many yeares in Marblehead : 
where they had one daughter Born which was called Mary : reputed to be the child 
of said John : and Margaret Bennett : and neuer had any other child : that this 
Mary was the wife of Richard Downing by whom she had seuerall children : and 
farther sayeth not. 

Testefied on oath the 23 th day of June 1 684 : and 
sworn before me Moses Mauericke Commissioner. 

[Remarks by H. F. W. This Mary had previously married Christopher Codner, 
by whom she had a dau. Joane, who became the wife of Joseph Bubier. She 
married 2d, Elias White, from whom she was divorced on the ground of his incom- 
petency. She then married Richard Downing.] 

Champlin. — The " Emmeline " Champlin {ante, p. 104, line 13), should be 
" Emblin," as 1 find her on the Kingston records. She was born Jan. 30, 1701-2, and 
married Joseph Wilbour, Dec. 25, 1721. I have a notion that she must have been 
named after the Rev. John Emblen, the Baptist minister of Boston. 

New York city. John D. Champlin, Jr. 

Massachusetts Biographical Dictionary. — The Rev. Elias Nason, M.A., of 
North Billerica, is engaged in preparing a biographical dictionary of the men and 
women of note, both past and present, of the state of Massachusetts, and solicits 
correspondence in respect to his work. He has been engaged on the work several 

Dictionary of New Hampshire Biography. — The Rev. Silas Ketchum, president 
of the New Hampshire Antiquarian Society, has issued a circular giving the plan 
of a work with the above title on which he is engaged, and soliciting material for 
it. His plan includes distinguished natives and citizens of New Hampshire, of both 
sexes, living and dead. His address is Poquonock, Hartford co., Ct. 

Charlestown Genealogies and Estates. — A work with this title has been 
prepared by Thomas B. Wyman, Jr., Esq., formerly librarian of the New England 
Historic, Genealogical Society, and will soon be put to press. Mr. Wyman has for 
many years been collecting materials for this work, and his well known accuracy 
and thoroughness of research cannot fail to render the book a valuable addition to 
the genealogy and local history of New England. Price $5 for the set of two 
volumes. For other particulars see advertisement at the end of this number. 

Sprague. — Can any one give me any account of Dr. John Sprague, of Newburyport, 
and his wife Ruth (Wyer) Sprague, their ancestors and descendants? They were 
married in Boston in 1737, and were living in Newburyport in 1779. 

D. G. Haskins, Jr. 

Bruff or Brough. — Edward, Marshfield, Mass., 1643. William, Boston, Mass., 
1654. Any information of the above, or of their descendants, will be thankfully 
received by Charles Bruff. 

40 Portland Av., Brooklyn, N. Y. 

VOL. XXXII. 21* 

238 Notes and Queries. [April, 

Washington. — Col. Joseph L. Chester, LL.D., whose article on the "Ancestry 
of George Washington," printed in the .Register for January, 1867 {ante, xxi. 25), 
completely demolished the long accepted pedigree of the first president of the United 
States, is making good progress on the history of the Washington family, for which 
he has for fifteen years been collecting materials ; but it will be some time before he 
will be in a position to produce the volume. The London "Notes and Queries" 
for Jan. 19, 1878, which makes this announcement, contains an article by Col. 
Chester, in which he defends the personal character of Washington from some 
animadversions made in 1775, in the autobiography and correspondence of the Rev. 
Jonathan Bouchier, a Virginia loyalist, lately printed in " Notes and Queries." Col. 
Chester copies the Rev. Mr. Bouchier's dedication, in 1797, to Gen. Washington, of 
his " View of the Causes and Consequences of the American Revolution," in which 
dedication such strong testimony is borne to the high moral character of Washington 
that it amounts to a complete withdrawal of the earlier charges. This article was 
reprinted in the Boston Evening Transcript, Feb. 14, 1878. 

Pierce. — Robert Pierce, of Woburn, married Mary Knight about 1650, and had 
six children, as follows : Judith, b. Sept. 30, 1651, and d. May 30, 1689 ; Mary, b. 
Jan. 24, 1654, m. John Walker; Nathaniel, b. Dec. 24, 1655, m. Hannah Connera 
and Elizabeth Foster; Elizabeth, b. March 6, 1858, m. Samuel Wilson ; Jonathan, 

b. Feb. 2, 1663, m. Hannah Wilson; Joseph, b. May 11, 1672, m. Ruth . 

Can any one give me information relative to the ancestors of the above Robert? 

Who was the father of Ebenezer Pierce who m. Mary and had the 

following children : Mary, b. Feb. 21, 1708, m. Samuel Wyman ; Deborah, b. Nov. 
4, 1709, m. Increase Wyman; Ebenezer, Jr., b. Sept. 11, 1711, m. Mary Stowe ; 
Jonathan, b. July 28, 1713 ; Elizabeth and Ruth, b. Sept. 8, 1715, Eliza m. Amos 
Wyman, and Ruth m. Ephriam Kendall ; Joshua, b. May 2, 1718 ; Rebecca, b. 
April 7, 1720, m. Jacob Barrett ; Nathan, b. Sept. 12, 1723. 

Barre, Mass. Frederick C. Pierce. 

Emigrants from Scotland. — The following may not be without interest to some 
readers of the Register. It is taken from the New Hampshire Mercury, Sept. 13, 

" Sunday last arrived here [Portsmouth] Capt. Ritchie, in a brig from Glasgow 
with 50 Scotch emigrants on board, consisting of husbandmen and mechanics." 

The New Hampshire Gazette says, " Upwards of fifty families, husbandmen and 
mechanics," and adds that they were destined for Vermont. 

C. W. Ttjttle. 

Grafton. — Who were the parents of Elizabeth Grafton, of Portsmouth, N. H., 
who married Judge William Parker, of Portsmouth, Dec. 25, 1728? 

Cambridge, Mass. c. b. e. 

Benjamin Tompson and Peter Folger. — In what public or private library can a 
copy of Tompson's " New England's Crisis," 12 mo. pp. 31, and Folger's " Look- 
ing Glass for the Times," 1676, be found? See KettelFs " Specimens of American 
Poetry," vol. lii. p. 379. t. 

Davenport — Foster. — Was Elizabeth, the wife of Capt. Richard Davenport, of 
Salem, 1628, a sister of Major William Hathorne, of that town ? (Ante, xii. 295. ) 

Did Naomi, born Feb. 1 1 , 1669, daughter of Timothy Foster, of Dorchester, marry? 
If so, was she Naomi, wife of John Davenport? B. F. Davenport. 

751 Tremont street, Boston. 

Joana Sheppard. — In the office of the surveyor-general of East Jersey, at Perth 
Amboy, New Jersey, are a few wills and some brief entries of administrations. The 
following may supply a missing link in some family history : " Letters of Adminis- 
tration to Coll. Henry Smith Ad m . of all &. singular the Goods &. Credits of Joana 
Shepperd Late of Boston in New England, Deceased Dated the 2 d May 1724." 

There appear to have been several families of Shepherd in New Jersey, who were 
early settlers. The name is still common in some localities, especially near Salem. 

Camden, N. J, William John Potts. 

1878.] Notes and Queries. 239 

Leonard. — I would like to inquire concerning the pedigree of the New Jersey 
branch of the Leonard family. Mrs. Hannah Deane, in her deposition made to 
Zephaniah Leonard, and published in the Register, Jan. 1853, vol. vii. p. 71, states 
that her great-grandfather was Henry Leonard ; grandfather, Thomas Leonard ; 
father, James Leonard. Her uncle, Henry, went to New Jersey. His children were : 
Samuel, married Sarah Brooks ; Nathaniel ; Thomas, married in Virginia ; Henry ; 
John, married A. Almy. Up to this point there is no difficulty in the genealogy, 
but after this juncture the line seems to be neglected. I doubt if the New Jersey 
branch were as careful of this matter as their kinsfolk of Massachusetts, whose 
pedigree has been most admirably and lucidly preserved. But cannot some informa- 
tion be secured that will protect this valuable heritage? I have written to several 
members of the New England branch, but they cannot furnish any details. 

As a bit of partial information, I would state that my grandfather, the late Hon. 
Stephen B. Leonard, of Owego, N. Y., was the son of Silas Leonard, and born in Wall 
Street, New York. His home stood where the custom-house now looms up its granite 
front. Silas Leonard, my great-grandfather, had a brother Paul, a clergyman in 
New York ; also two other brothers, named Stephen and Zephaniah. He had two 
sisters ; one married a Condit, and the other a Mulford or Hurd. My grandfather's 
memory was somewhat impaired towards the end of his long life, but he gave me 
much valuable information concerning the " olden time." His grandfather's name 
he thought was Joshua, but of this he was uncertain. I feel of course personally 
interested in this matter, and 1 am sure the gathering together of the historical items 
and data of the New Jersey branch of this family will add to the value of your 
already rich New England research. W. A. Leonard, 

Brooklyn, L. I. Rector of the Church of the Redeemer. 

Kingsbury. — To the Register for April, 1859 {ante, xiii. 157), I contributed an 
article on the Descendants of Henry Kingsbury. I have since found evidence that 
James, Joseph, Samuel and Thomas Kingsbury, whom I thought might be sons of 
Henry, were actually his children. There is little doubt that Susannah was also 
his child. I have collected considerable additional information concerning this 
family, which, at a future time, I may contribute to the Register. 

The following inscriptions from gravestones on the old Burying Hill, Newburyport, 
were sent me in July, 1875, by the late John M. Bradbury, Esq., of Ipswich. All 
the stones are of slate. Those of Henry and Rebecca are about two feet high and a 
foot and a half wide. Henry Kingsbury, after the death of his wife Rebecca, was 
married at Newbury, July 29, 1754, to Elizabeth Greenough. She survived him, 
and the inscription on her gravestone is given below : 






DIED NOU r 18 1753 1754 IN THE 60 th 


Here lyes y e Body of 
M rs Elizabeth Kingsbury 

Widow to Cap* 
Henry Kingsbury; 
Who departed this Life 
June the 30* 1765 in y e 
63 d Year of Her A«e. 

The remains and gravestones of Henry and Rebecca Kingsbury were 
1877, to Salisbury Point, by Henry Kingsbury, Esq., of Salisbury, their 

removed, in 

The eldest son of Henry and Rebecca (Kent) Kingsbury was John, born at New- 
bury, Feb. 3, 1717-18. He died in Boston, Aug. 22, 1764, where he had gone on 
business connected with building a meeting-house at Pownalborough , where he then 
resided. His only son John was with him at the time. The following account of 
his death is from the Massachusetts Gazette, Boston, Thursday, August 23, 1764. 
The Boston Evening Post, Monday, August 27, 1764, contains a similar account : 

240 Notes and Queries. [April, 

" Monday last arrived here Capt. Robert Hodge from Pownalborough at the East- 
ward, with whom came passenger John Kingsbury, Esq. ; who the same night was 
eeiz'd with a Fit of an Apoplexy and continued in a stupid frame till Yesterday After- 
noon when he expir'd, being in the 47th Year of his Age. He was lately a Colonel 
in the Provincial Service to the Westward, and one of his Majesty's Justices of the 
Peace for the County of Lincoln ; both of which Trusts he executed to the Honor 
of himself and Benefit of the Community. His remains are to be interred This 
Afternoon from Mrs. Maverick's at the North End." 

I am informed by George Mountfort, Esq., that the Mrs. Maverick, from whose 
house Col. Kingsbury was buried, was the mother of Samuel Maverick, who was 
killed at the Boston Massacre, and that she lived in Union street, on the corner of 
Salt lane nearest Dock Square. The estate is now 25 Union street. J. W. Dean. 

Savary. — Can any reader of the Register favor me, through your columns, with 
an account of the ancestry and pedigree of William Savery, the eminent missionary 
and minister of the gospel in the " Society of Friends," commonly called Quakers, 
who was born in Philadelphia, A.D. 1750, and a journal of whose life and labors, 
compiled from his original memoranda by Jonathan Evans, is now extant ? Was he 
a scion of the Savery family of the *' old Colony " ? and if so, what was the relation- 
ship ? A tradition has come down to me through my father from my grandfather, 
who died about the year 1826, and whom I find to have been a descendant in the 
fourth generation from the first ancestor in Massachusetts of a branch, if not of the 
whole of the Saverys of that state, that a relative of his had removed from the 
original seat of the family to Philadelphia, and another to New York ; or rather that 
one relative had removed to one of those cities and another to the vicinity of the 
other of them, on which point my memory of the exact tradition fails me ; but per- 
haps it may, nevertheless, throw some light on the subject of my inquiry, and I am 
curious to know whether the devoted servant of God, to whom I allude, was of a 
common stock with myself and relatives. A Canadian Subscriber. 

Phillips. — Hester Kollock married Jacob Phillips, " of a Boston family," and 
died at Lewes, Delaware, 12 March, 1772. See the New York Gen. and Biog. 
Record, viii. p. 184. 

I should be glad to know the names of the father and grandfather of Jacob Phil- 
lips. Can any of your readers assist me? 8. W. Phosnix. 

New York city. 

Thomas Alexander. — Can any one give more information of this person than is 
found in Savage, i. 26 ? Was he son of John of Newton ? Go Sheldon. 

Deer field, Mass. 

Mellen. — Where are the remains of the poet Grenville Mellen interred ? He died 
in New York city, Sept. 5, 1841. Are there any living descendants of Col. James 
Mellon (ante, xxxi. 430) ? 

What is the origin of the names of Millin, Burke County, Georgia, and of Millen's 
Bay, Jefferson County, N. Y. ? George Mellon. 

335 East 16th St., New York city. 

John Rogers. — The following copy of a letter by John Rogers, dated at James 
River in 1671, was furnished some years ago to A. D. Rogers, Esq., of Salem, by the 
Hon. Mellen Chamberlain, of Chelsea, who supposed it to be written by President 
John Rogers to his wife at Cambridge. Judge Chamberlain writes to the editor of 
the Register, that he has not now the original of this document. If this meets the 
eye of the owner of the letter, the editor would be glad to receive a tracing of the 

"My dear loue 

I am arriued in safety and in some maesure of health I wilt I 
could heare the like from thee. We had a long passage. The summer is well spent. 
I hearing of a ship about sixty miles from me bound for England made it my busi- 
ness forwith to convey a letter unto it for thee. A dear friend of thine heard that 

1878.] Notes and Queries. 241 

some persons told her that thou weart but she cried out saying that shee had 

rather heare thou weart buried, & was therewith exceedingly affraighted even unto 
death, & so spake it to me also as her judment. shee also told me of a letter sent to 
thee wherein weare some expressions full of bitterness I am newly come on shore 
& find all in health but very low Not els at present from him who is thine 

James River 10 July 1671. John Rogers. 

Remember me to Mr. Stiles, his wife, & daughter and any other who shall enquire 
for me ; and to the widdow woman I shall do that in me laieth to send thee some- 
what by one of the last ships. I haue sent me more goods then according to order 
& so am thereby more indebted then I expected, let me heare from thee but goe not 
thyself abroad. 

Scotch-Irish Immigration. — Are there any lists of the families composing; that 
11 company of Scotch-Irish that on the 4th of August, 1718, landed 100 families at 
Boston and (subsequently) 20 at Falmouth " preserved ; and ; if so, where? 

Manlius, Onandaga county, N. Y. M. R. Patrick. 

Transient Residents of Boston. — The following document has been furnished 
for publication by John S. H. Fogg, M.D., of South Boston : 

" To the Select Men. 

Edward Howard & wife from England are bound to Pennsylvania. 

Eleanor Berry, at Durhams came by water from N. York, her husband at sea. She 
is bound To South Carolina. 

Sowerbuts at Kemptons Warn'd out of Town by Capt: Winslow and G. H. She 
Came from Charlestown abo* 8 m° past Feby: 17. 

Suj-annah Holton Lodges 2 of y e Phenix's Men. She herself in a forlorn condition. 

Nowal Lodges a man at her house, hath but one bed. 

W m Bennit over against Clares in Fish street from M Head abo 1 5 or 6 m° Warned 
out by Capt: Winslow & G. H. Feby: 17. 

Aaron Ingram & wife w th 3: Small Children from Newbury abo* 4 in Warn'd out 
by G. Hirst Feby: 18. 

Deliverance Bunn an Indian Woman at Zechy Buckmaster. 

Martha Topping a 15 weeks from ") 

anapolis — Thomas Dennis from 

Anapolis both at M r Griggs house )■ Warn'd out by M r Marrion 

W m Eliot Wife& 3 children from | Feby: 8* 1714. 

Anapolis in M r Eliots house J 

Prudence Swan a Wid° Warned out by Capt: Winslow & G. Hirst Feby 12. 1714." 

Farmer's Belknap. — In some of the notices in the newspapers of Prof. Sanborn's 
History of New Hampshire, it is stated that all the previous histories of the state 
are out of print. This is not a fact. A portion of John Farmer's edition of Belk- 
nap's History of New Hampshire is still on hand, and may be obtained of the book- 
sellers in Dover and Concord, N. H. The valuable notes, by the editor, make this 
edition desirable even to those who own other editions of Belknap. 

Amos Richardson. — Savage says, " a good letter from him to Fitz John Winthrop, 
at Cardross, in Scotland, written 13 Sept. 1659, signed Amos Richerson, as often 
the name is in records, was given me." Is this letter now extant, and has it ever 
been published ? Rosell L. Richardson. 

414 West 51th street. New York city. 

History of Middlesex County, Mass. — Samuel Adams Drake, Esq., author of 
"Nooks and Corners of the New England Coast," and other works, is preparing a 
history of the above-named county, from the earliest times to the present day. It 
will contain a general history of the county from the first settlement, showing the 
rise, growth and progress of its religious, educational, agricultural and manufactur- 
ing interests ; its participation in the stirring scenes at the outbreak of the Revolu- 
tion, and its literary and intellectual life, and an epitome of the history of every 
town in the county. Mr. Drake's reputation as a writer is well established, and 
he cannot fail to make an interesting as well as valuable book. It will be publish- 
ed, if sufficient encouragement is obtained, by Estes & Lauriat, 301 Washington 
Street, Boston, in two royal 8vo. volumes of about 500 double-column pages each, 
at $7.50 a volume in bevelled cloth, or $10 a volume in half morocco marbled edges. 

242 Notes and Queries, [April, 

Early Settlers of Canterbury, Conn., by the name of Adams. — I. Henry Adams, 
the emigrant, had three grandsons who eventually settled in Canterbury (then in 
New London), now in Windham Co., Conn. 

1. Samuel, son of Samuel of Chelmsford. He d. Nov. 26, 1727. When and 

where was he born, when and whom did he marry (probably Mary ), and the 

names and dates of birth of each child ? Had he a daughter Katharine who married 
David Adams ? It is thought so. If not, was she the daughter of Henry or Joseph ? 
She was m. to David, June 17, 1718. A son of Samuel, John, m. Esther Cady, 
March 27, 1711. A son Samuel, Jr., is named in the town records. In this and 
the following cases connection is wanted between the Mass. and Conn, families. 

2. Joseph, of Medfield and Canterbury ; d. in Canterbury, Dec. 9, 1748. He was 
son of Peter, of Braintree. Whom did he marry, and when ? Names and dates of 
birth of children. His will names wife Mary, son Joseph (whom it is thought m. 
Eunice Spalding, July 23, 1708) and six daughters: Mary, Rachel, Ruth, Abigail, 
Experience and one other daughter. 

3. Henry, of Medfield and Canterbury ; d. June 28, 1749. He was son of Edward 

and Lydia , of Medfield. His will names eight children : David, Solomon, 

Ebenezer, Hannah Burnap, Ruth Kingsley, Patience, Henry and Joseph. Henry, 
Jr., m. Sarah Adams, Dec. 19, 1706. When and where were each born? 

4. It has been mentioned that David and Katharine Adams were m. June 17, 1718. 
Whose son was he; when and where was he born? Information of this couple is 
particularly desired. 

5. Phebe Pellet, of Canterbury, was married to Samuel Adams, Nov. 3, 1763. 
(She was born in Canterbury, June 28, 1742.) After she became a widow, about 
1793, she went into Vermont and lived several years with a son, Arunah, it is sup- 
posed, in the town of Royalton. Will any one give the date of her death, or her 
age at the time of death ? 

6. Hezekiah, son of Samuel and Phebe (Pellet) Adams, was born in Canterbury, 
Conn., June 16, 1776. When he became a young man he emigrated to eastern New 
York, it is supposed. Information is wanted of him and of his descendants, if there 
were any. J. Q. Adams. 

Natick, Kent Co., R. 1. 

Wentworth Genealogy. — The public edition of this work, in three volumes, octavo, 
will be for sale in this city by June next, from the press of A. Mudge & Son. The 
author considers it exhaustive, tracing every Wentworth or person of Wentworth 
descent known to English history, as well as American Wentworths, to a common 
ancestry. The index shows over thirty-five thousand names. 

Genealogies in Preparation. — Persons of the several names are advised to furnish 
the compilers of these genealogies with records of their own families and other in- 
formation which they think will be useful. 

Axtell. — By S. J. Axtell, of West Medway, Mass. 

Bingham. — Walter F. Bingham, Esq., 2110 Arch street, Philadelphia, Pa., has 
the genealogical papers of the late D. H. Bingham, of Washington, D. C, with 
some matter collected by himself, and will receive additional matter and answer 
letters on the subject. 

Blake.— By the Rev. Charles M. Blake, M.D., No. 2122 Bush St., San Francisco, 
Cal. In 1847, Dr. Blake, then residing in Philadelphia, began collecting materials 
for a genealogy of this family, which, in 1854, after his removal to California, he 
deposited in the archives of the New England Historic, Genealogical Society. He 
has commenced his researches anew, and solicits subscriptions to a volume on the 
" History of the Blake Family," soon to be issued. The cost will be about $5. 

Campbell. — By Henry F. Douglas, Esq., Providence, R. I. 

Dodge. — By Lieut. Fred. L. Dodge, 1st lieut. 23d infantry, U.S.A., Fort Leaven- 
worth, Kansas. He has a full genealogy of the descendants of William Dodge, of 
Salem, 1629 ; and also of the family which settled early in New Shoreham (Block 
Island), R. I. Descendants of the former are found in Massachusetts, New Hamp- 
shire, Maine and Ohio; and of the latter, in New York, Iowa and Wisconsin. 
Wanted, the ancestry of William Dodge, and the christian name of the settler in 
New Shoreham ; as well as the records of families not previously communicated 
to him. 

Douglas.— By Charles H. J. Douglas, Esq., 97 Benevolent street, Providence, 
R. I. This genealogy, announced in the Register, xxxi. 464, is now in press. Price,| 
$5 in cloth, or $7 in morocco gilt. 

1878.] Societies and their Proceedings. 243 

Hack. — By Christopher A. Hack, Esq., Taunton, Mass. This family is descended 
from William Hack, who settled in Taunton about 1663. Mr. Hack has printed a 
circular giving the early generations. 

Hoes. — By the Rev. R. Randall Hoes, Mount Holly, N. J. 

Paine.— By Henry D. Paine, M.D., 26 West 30th street, New York city. Dr. 
Paine, in Jan. 1857, commenced at Albany, where he then resided, a quarto periodi- 
cal under the title of " The Paine Family Register, or Genealogical Notes and 
Queries." Eight numbers were issued, the last bearing date Jan. 1, 1859. He has 
issued proposals for a similar work under the title of " Paine Family Records." It 
is to appear quarterly, at $1 a year, each number to contain 24 pages, 8vo. 

Tucker. — By Edward T. Tucker, Esq., of New Bedford, Mass. 

Town and other Local Histories in Preparation : — 

Fairfield, Me. — By the Rev. G. T. Ridlon, Harrison, Maine. It will be on the 
same plan as the author's work on Harrison. 

Franklin, Mass. — By the Rev. Mortimer Blake, D.D., of Taunton, Mass. He 
would like any facts relating to the history or early families of Franklin. The town 
will celebrate),its centennial the 12th of June next, when Dr. Blake will deliver the 

Saco Valley.— By the Rev. G. T. Ridlon. It will be entitled, " Early Settlers and 
Settlements of the Saco Valley." 


New-England Historic, Genealogical Society. 

Boston, Mass., Wednesday, December 5, 1877. — A monthly meeting was held 
this afternoon, at 3 o'clock, at the Society's House, 18 Somerset Street, the presi- 
dent, the Hon. Marshall P, Wilder, Ph.D., in the chair. 

The Rev. Increase N. Tarbox, D.D., read a paper on " William Edwards and his 

John Ward Dean, the librarian, reported as donations during November, 71 vol- 
umes and 111 pamphlets. 

The Rev. Edmund F. Slafter, the corresponding secretary, reported on the monthly 
correspondence. Letters from Leonard Thompson, Jr., of Woburn, and Charles G. 
Way, of Boston, had been received, accepting resident membership to which they 
had been elected. 

The Rev. Samuel Cutler, the historiographer, read memorial sketches of the fol- 
lowing deceased members, namely, the Rev. John A. Vinton, Martin Paine, M.D., 
LL.D., Joseph Ballard, the Rev. Edwin Hall, D.D., John K. Wiggin, Gardner 
Chilson, Daniel A. Rogers, and Thomas E, Whitney. 

Rhode Island Historical Society. 

Providence, Tuesday, November 13, 1877. — A meeting was held this evening, the 
Hon. Samuel G. Arnold, president, in the chair. 

Prof. Albert Harkness, of Brown University, read a paper on " Modern Philo- 
logical Research and its Results." 

Nov. 27. — A meeting was held this evening, president Arnold in the chair. 

The Hon. Amos Perry, the secretary, read the correspondence, among which was 
a letter from Col. Joseph L. Chester, LL.D., of London, who is engaged in re- 
searches relating to Roger Williams, the results of which he purposes to communi- 
cate to the Society. 

The Hon. Richard A. Wheeler, of Stonington, Ct., read a paper on " The Pequot 

Dec. 11. — A meeting was held this evening, the Hon. Zachariah Allen, LL.D., 
in the chair. 

Prof. Paul C. Sinding, of Copenhagen, Denmark, read a paper on " The Ancient 
Mythology of the Northern Nations." 

244 Societies and their Proceedings, [April, 

Wednesday, Dec. 19. — A meeting was held this evening. Col. John Ward, of 
New York city, read a paper on " The Continental Congress before the Declaration 
of Independence." Remarks on the subject were made by vice-president Allen and 
secretary Perry. 

New London County Historical Society. 

New London, Ct., Monday, Nov. 26, 1877. — The annual meeting was held in the 
common council chamber in the city hall, at 11 o'clock, this forenoon, the president, 
the Hon. Lafayette S. Foster, in the chair. 

William H. Starr, the secretary, read the annual report. 

It was voted to hold a special meeting Feb. 22, 1878, in Norwich, and President 
Foster and the Rev. T. S. Shipman were chosen a committee of arrangements. The 
meeting then proceeded to elect officers for the ensuing year, and the following list 
were unanimously chosen : 

President — Hon. Lafayette S. Foster, of Norwich. 

Vice-Presidents — Hon. Charles J. McCurdy, of Lyme ; Dr. Ashbel Woodward, of 
Franklin ; Hon. F. B. Loomis, of New London. 

Advisory Committee — Rev. Edward W. Bacon, of New London ; Rev. Hiram P. 
Arms, of Norwich ; Hon. William H. Potter, of Mystic River ; William H. Starr, 
of New London ; Hon. John T. Wait, of Norwich ; Rev. Thomas L. Shipman, of 
Jewett City ; Hons. Ralph Wheeler of New London, Richard A. Wheeler of Sto- 
nington, J. P. C. Mather of New London, David A. Wells of Norwich, George W. 
Goddard of London; John W. Stedraan, of Norwich; George F. Tinker, Charles 
Augustus Williams and Hon. Benjamin Stark, of New London, James Griswold of 
Lyme, Ledyard Bill of Paxton, Mass., Daniel Lee of New London. 

Secretary — William H. Starr, of New London. 

Treasurer — William H. Rowe, of New London. 

The treasurer then made his annual report. 

After the adjournment the members repaired to the conference house of the First 
Congregational Church, where the Hon. Richard A. Wheeler read an interesting 
historical sketch of the founding of the three earliest churches in New London 
county, namely, the first church in New London, founded in 1651, that of Norwich 
in 1660, and the church of Stonington in 1674. 

New Jersey Historical Society. 

Trenton, Saturday, Jan. 19, 1878. — The annual meeting of this Society was held 
this day at 12 o'clock, noon, in the rooms of the Board of Trade, the president, the 
Rev. Samuel Hamill, D.D., in the chair. 

Reports were made by the corresponding secretary, the executive committee, and 
the committees on the Library and Publications. 

William A. AVhitehead, from the Committee on Colonial Documents, submitted 
a report embodying one which had been favorably referred to by the governor in his 
message to the legislature. Thirty-three folio cases have been received from 
England, containing copies of the correspondence between the governors of the 
province of New Jersey and the authorities in England, with other miscel- 
laneous documents of dates between 1703 and 1776, together with most of the 
minutes of the Council of the Province, which the state had been previously entirely 
without. As the Society in procuring these documents was acting for the state, the 
committee had applied for a further appropriation to enable them to secure other 
papers, and to commence their publication. 

It was voted that the committee be authorized to engage the services of Mr. 
Whitehead to superintend the publication whenever the legislature shall authorize 
the printing of the documents. 

President Hamill appointed committees on finance, publications, the library, sta- 
tistics, and nominations. 

The following officers were chosen for the ensuing year : 
President — Samuel M. Hamill, D.D., of Lawrenceville. 

Vice-Presidents — John T. Nixon, of Trenton ; John Clement, of Haddonfield ; 
Samuel H. Pennington, M.D., of Newark. 

Corresponding Secretary — William A. Whitehead, of Newark. 
Recording Secretary — Adolphus P. Young, of Newark. 
Treasurer — Robert S. Swords, of Newark. 

1878.] Societies and their Proceedings. 245 

Librarian — Martin R. Dennis, of Newark. 

Executive Committee — Marcus L. Ward, of Newark ; William B. Kinney, of 
Summit ; John Hall, D.D., of Trenton ; Samuel Allinson, of Yardville ; N. Norris 
Halsted, of Kearney ; Joel Parker, of Freehold ; Joseph N. Tuttle, of Newark ; 
George Sheldon, D.D., of Princeton ; David A. Depue, of Newark. 

The Rev. Allen H. Brown, of May's Landing, was requested to prepare a paper 
on the histoiy, manners, customs, and character of the people residing in early times 
on the sea-coast of New Jersey. 

The president then introduced the Rev. George S. Mott, of Flemington, who read 
a paper on " The Early History of the County of Hunterdon." 

Delaware Historical Society. 

Wilmington, Thursday, Dec 13, 1877. — The annual meeting of the Society was 
held this evening. 

The following gentlemen were chosen officers for the ensuing year, namely : 

President — Hon. Daniel M. Bates. 

Vice-Presidents — Hon. Joseph P. Comegys, Rev. John Wilson, and Hon. Thomas 
F. Bayard. 

Recording Secretary — Joseph R. Waiter. 

Corresponding Secretary — L. P. Bush, M.D. 

Librarian — R. P. Johnson, M.D. 

Treasurer — Ellwood Garrett. 

Historiographer — Hon. Leonard E. Wales. 

Directors — Caesar A. Rodney, William D. Dowe, John H. Adams, Col. II. C. 
McComb and E. G. Bradford, Jr. 

Jan. 10, 1878. — A meeting was held this evening. Reports were made by the 
several special committees. Dr. Johnson, Dr. Wales and Mr. Walter were ap- 
pointed a committee to superintend the removal of the Society's collections to their 
new house. 

Feb. 14. — A stated meeting was held this evening, the Hon. D. M. Bates in the 

A number of donations were reported. 

The president announced the following standing committees for the current year : 

On Library — R. P. Johnson, E. Garrett and J. P. Wales. 

On Publication— J . R. Walter. W. T. Croasdale and W. S. McCaulley. 

On Biography — L. E. Wales, T. G. Littell and C. A. Rodney. 

On Donations— L. P. Bush, W. H. Porter and G. S. Bellah. 

On Finance — E. Garrett, G. Chandler and G. H. Bates. 

The Committee on Publication was requested to take measures for the- early pub- 
lication of certain addresses which had been delivered before the Society. 

Virginia Historical Society. 

Richmond, Friday, Nov. 30, 1877. — A meeting of the executive committee was 
held this evening, William Green, LL.D., chairman, presiding. 

A large number of valuable donations were reported. R. A. Brock, the corres- 
ponding secretary, reported the correspondence, among which was a letter from John 
Ott, making valuable suggestions for the advancement of the Society, and enclosing 
a donation of fifty dollars from James L. Morgan, Jr., of New York city. 

The treasurer made a report on the finances of the Society. 

Note. — The Richmond Dispatch, Nov. 22, 1877, contains an interesting article by 
Mr. Brock, on the Virginia Historical Society, showing the usefulness of this in- 
stitution and its needs. Its great want is a fire-proof hall for its Library, portraits 
and records. For this purpose $50,000 would be none too much, but the executive 
committee have deemed it best at the present time to ask for only $10,000. For 
raising this, the following plan has been devised by the venerable and honored pre- 
sident of the society, Hugh B. Grigsby, LL.D., namely, to obtain $5,000 from ten 
subscribers at $500 each, and the additional $5,000 by fifty subscriptions at $100 
each. Mr. Grigsby has headed the subscription with $500, and others have sub- 
scribed $500 more. Besides this, the society has a small fund. Any addition to 
this amount, however small, will be thankfully received by the society. 

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Prepared by the Rev. Samuel Cutler, Historiographer of the Society. 

The historiographer would state, for the information of the society, that 
the memorial sketches which are prepared for the Register are necessarily 
brief in consequence of the limited space which can be appropriated. All 
the facts, however, he is able to gather, are retained in the Archives of the 
Society, and will aid in more extended memoirs for which the " Towne 
Memorial Fund " is provided, and for the preparation of the first volume 
of which a committee is appointed. 

William McCrackan Lothrop, A.M., of Hamilton, Mass., a resident member, 
was born at West Springfield, Mass., Nov. 18, 1806; died at Hamilton, Aug. 24, 
1876, aged 69. 

He was the second son of the Hon. Samuel (Y. C. 1795) and Mary (McCrackan) 
Lothrop, and was fitted for college by Rev. Dr. T. M. Cooley, of Granville, Mass. 
He graduated at Yale College in the class of 1825, studied law with his father, and 
settled in Enfield, Hampshire County, Mass. ; but after a brief experience at the 
bar removed, about 1833, to New York city, entering upon the business of a com- 
mission merchant. About the year 1850 he returned to Massachusetts. He found 
business in Boston, first as cashier of the Eliot Bank, and, from 1854, as secretary 
of the Eliot Insurance Company. He held the last named office until, in conse- 
quence of losses by the great fire in Boston, Nov. 9th and 10th, 1872, the company 
became insolvent. He was made the president of the Commonwealth Insurance 
Company, which was organized to succeed the Eliot, April 1, 1875, but the partial 
relief from severe labor which he hoped for in his new position, he was not long 
able to enjoy. 

On the fiftieth anniversary of his graduation, July 1, 1875, he was present at the 
meeting of his class, in New Haven, but during his visit was suddenly seized with 
symptoms of paralysis which hastened his return, and on reaching home he had a 
renewed and more decided attack. From that time he gradually declined until his 

Mr. Lothrop was thrice married, and left four children : a daughter and a son 
by his first wife (Charlotte Elizabeth Belcher, of Enfield), and two daughters by 
his last wife and widow, Elizabeth Rogers. 

His membership dates from Nov. 12, 1855. 

Daniel Augustus Rogers, Esq., of Chicago, 111., a life member, was born in 
Boston, Aug. 24, 1835, and died in or near Ashtabula, Ohio, Dec. 29, 1876, aged 41. 

He was the son of Daniel Augustus Rogers, formerly of Boston, deceased, a lineal 
descendant of the Rev. Nathaniel Rogers, minister of Ipswich, Essex Co., Mass., 
who came from England in 1636. The mother of the subject of this f ketch was 
Abigail Lord, sister of Thomas Lord, a merchant of Boston, some years deceased, 
and lineal descendant of Robert Lord, the first settler of the name at Ipswich. 

Daniel Augustus Rogers left Boston some ten years since and became a partner 
in the house of Rogers & Co., Chicago, a lending pioneer firm of that city, estab- 
lished by his uncle Kendall Rogers, Esq. lie was a gentleman of rare qualities, 
and was deeply beloved by all who knew him. He was unmarried. At the time 
of his death he was on his way from Massachusetts, where he had been to visit his 
relatives, to Chicago, and at a moment unlocked for he perished with so many oth- 
ers deeply mourned, in the sad and terrible railroad disaster by the falling of a bridge 
at Ashtabula Creek, Ohio, the night of Dec. 29th, 1876. He was devoted to gene- 
alogical and historical pursuits, and left behind him as a memento of his zeal in 
these matters, one of the finest private libraries in these specialties in Illinois. 

Mr. William McCrackan Lothrop, a member of this Society, lately deceased, mar- 
ried his sister Elizabeth, who survives her husband. 

His membership is from January 25, 1875. 

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Joseph Ballard, Esq., a life member, of Boston, where he was born June 2, 
1789, and where he died Nov. 23, 1877, aged 88 years. 

Mr. Ballard was born in Bromfield Street, near Washington Street, and opposite 
the store which in after years became his place of business. In his boyhood he 
lived at the corner of Washington and West Streets, and drove his father's cow to 
and from the Common, where she was pastured. He attended the Latin School in 
School Street, and in 1801 received a Franklin medal. 

The business life of Mr. Ballard, from boyhood to old age, was that of a carpet- 
dealer. He began by carrying out goods in a wheelbarrow. In partnership with 
his brother John he founded the well-known house of J. & J. Ballard, which was 
afterwards changed to Ballard & Prince, and of late years was styled Sweetser & 
Abbott, doing business in Bromfield Street. Mr. Ballard made many voyages to 
Europe before the introduction of steam-ships, and was a large importer of carpets 
of foreign manufacture. As such he was strongly opposed to the tariff, and an 
avowed exponent of free trade principles. 

In religion he was a Congregationalist ; was baptized in the Old South Church, 
and as a boy attended worship there ; in manhood a member and staunch supporter 
of its polity. During many years he was a member of the standing committee, 
and exerted all his influence to prevent the abandonment of the ancient edifice. 

In politics Mr. Ballard was a pronounced democrat of the old school. His temper- 
ament was genial ; he took a cheerful view of life, and having a remarkably reten- 
tive memory of men and things, of incidents and anecdotes, he contributed to the 
happiness of all with whom he came in contact. 

The ancestors of Mr. Ballard came from Essex county, and there is now an estate 
in Saugus known as the Ballard farm. 

His widow survives him, and he leaves two sons, James M. Ballard, Esq., of 
Boston, and Joseph H., of San Francisco ; and two daughters, one of whom is un- 
married, and the other is the wife of Uriel H. Crocker, Esq. 

Admitted a member, January 7, 1859. 

John Kimball Wiggin, Esq., of Boston, a resident member, was born in Wake- 
field, N. H., Aug. 5, 1825 ; died in Boston, Aug. 20, 1875, aged 50 years. 

From a memorial sketch of Mr. Wiggin, prepared by the Kev. Christopher dish- 
ing, D.D., for the Congregational Club, of which he was an active and valuable 
member, we gather the following facts. He was the son of Porter Kimball and 
Elizabeth Gerrish (Piper) Wiggin. He was married July 5, 1851, to Mary J. 
Perry, of Beverly, Mass., who survives him with one daughter. His early opportu- 
nities of education were limited to the common school. He was bereft of his father 
at the age of fifteen, and was thrown upon the world to provide for himself, favored 
with the blessing of a pious ancestry, and especially with the benediction of a godly 
mother. His high sense of duty toward God, and toward all with whom he had to 
do, won him valuable friends as he struggled through many adverse circumstances 
to a position of high respectability among his associates in the business world and 
in the church of Christ. 

About the year 1853 he became a dealer on Tremont Street in engravings of the 
old masters. He was afterwards engaged in the book business on Summer Street, 
School Street and Washington Street successively, latterly as a member of the firm 
of Wiggin & Lunt. He made a specialty of republishing early historical works. 
As an antiquary he became an expert. For several years he was a member of the 
Essex Institute. The Rev. Henry M. Dexter, D.D., who edited three quarto vol- 
umes of early New-England history for Mr. Wiggin's publishing, says of him, 
among other interesting traits of his character, '* a more considerate, tasteful or 
patient co-worker in such an enterprise one need never desire." 

Mr. Wiggin was for almost thirty years a member of the Congregational de- 
nomination, uniting, in 1847, with what was then known as the Church of the 
Pilgrims, in Boston. Then, when that church was disbanded, with the Bowdoin 
Street Church, and thence was transferred to Park Street Church in 1862; and in 
these relations he was known as a consistent and firm Congregationalist. 

He was admitted as a member, Sept. 22, 1859. 

Gardner Chilson, Esq., a life-member and benefactor, of Mansfield, Mass., where 
he died Nov. 21, 1877, aged 71, was born in Thompson, Conn., Dec. 21, 1805. His 
father was Warren Chilson, a native of Uxbridge, and his mother's maiden name 
was Betsey Cowling. 

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Mr. Chilson was well known as a manufacturer and dealer in stoves, ranges and 
furnaces, in Blackstone Street, Boston, having his foundry and home in Mansfield. 
When quite young he came to Boston, where for many years he was a resident. In 
1853 he represented that city in the legislature. He was a member of the Baptist 
church, a very industrious man, and a most excellent citizen. His connection with 
the range and furnace business dates back forty years, when that, like all other 
branches of trade, was very limited compared to the present time. His wife died 
some time since. He has a son who was abroad when Mr. Chilson died. 

His membership dates from June 8, 1870. 

John Bigelow, Esq., of Boston, a resident member, was born in Westminster, 
Mass., May 26, 1802 ; died in Boston, Jan. 2, 1878, aged 75. 

Mr. Bigelow came to Boston about the year 1824, and was soon followed by his 
brothers Alanson and A. O. Bigelow, and the firm of Bigelow Brothers, of which 
he was the senior member, was formed. Under this style, and that of Bigelow 
Brothers & Kennard, and at present Bigelow, Kennard & Co., the house has main- 
tained that reputation which was imparted to it by the personal character of its 

Mr. Bigelow was identified with many associations connected with the growth of 
Boston, and which mark the development of that culture which is now one of its 
characteristics. He held many positions of trust, having been a member of the 
legislature of Massachusetts in 1851-52, and again in 1863-64. He was for many 
years a director in the Collateral Loan Company, and was president of the same at 
the time of his death. He was admitted a member of Columbian Lodge of 
Freemasons in 1845, and was its treasurer for more than a quarter of a century. 
He was also a member of the De Molay Encampment of Knight Templars, and in 
May, 1859, was one of the number who made the pilgrimage to Richmond, Va. 

Mr. Bigelow was very fond of music, and did much to educate the public taste 
in the science. He was one of the early members of the Handel and Haydn Society, 
and was elected an honorary member for his efficient services. He was also a mem- 
ber of other musical associations ; and he had business relations as director with 
several leading manufacturing corporations. 

After an honorable business career of half a century, he sought in retirement so 
to fulfil his mission that those around him might be happier, and those who need- 
ed his aid knew where to find a ready counsellor and a willing friend. He leaves 
a widow, a single and two married daughters. 

His membership is from Nov. 5, 1868. 

John McAllister, Esq., a corresponding member, of Philadelphia, Pa., was born 
in that city, June 29, 1786, and died there Dec. 17, 1877, aged 91 years. 

His father, John McAllister, was born in Glasgow, Scotland, 1753, and emigrated 
to New York when twenty-two years of age. In 1785 he removed to Philadelphia. 
For many years the attention of Mr. McAllister and his family was directed to the 
manufacture of mathematical and optical instruments. 

John McAllister, Jr., graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1803. 
In 1804 he entered the counting-house of Montgomery & Newbold. In 1811 he en- 
tered into partnership with his father, which partnership continued until the death 
of the senior member, May 12, 1830. Having taken Walter B. Dick as a partner, 
the business was transacted under the firm of John McAllister, Jr. & Co., until 
1835, when he retired from business. Since then, being a gentleman of culture and 
taste, with a strong liking for local antiquities, he devoted himself to the collection 
of a library rich in works of all kinds, but particularly noticeable for old newspa- 
pers, magazines, pamphlets, essays, &c, connected with the history of Philadelphia. 
To this study he was particularly devoted, and having a good memory, which went 
back to the time before the present century, his mind was a storehouse of remini- 
scences connected with the past. His extensive library was his constant study, and 
he had knowledge of every book it contained. For years past he was a source of 
information on local affairs, and to him application was constantly made, to which 
he always responded with care, intelligence, and a desire to oblige. He retained 
his physical strength until a very late period ; his mind was clear and his memory 
good up to the day of his death. He was the oldest alumnus of his alma mater, and 
the oldest member of the Philadelphia Library Company, of the Athenaeum, and 
of the St. Andrew's Society. In his death Philadelphia lost a citizen of honorable 
and unstained character, whose influence has always been directed toward the en- 
largement and prosperity of the city, and to the performance of good works. 

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Mr. McAllister married a daughter of William Young, long known as a printer 
and bookseller in Philadelphia. 
He was admitted Nov. 6, 1858. 

William Smith Peabody, Esq., of Boston, a life-member, was born in Atkinson, 
N. H., Dec. 24, 1818; d. in Bucksport, xMe., July 10, 1877, aged 58 years. 

He was a descendant of Lieut. Francis 1 Peabody, of Topsfield, Mass., who came 
from St. Albans, Hertfordshire, England, in 1635, through William 2 of Boxford, 
Mass., John 3 of Andover, the Rev. Stephen 4 of Atkinson, N. H., and the Hon. 
Stephen, 6 his father, of Bucksport, Me., who was born Oct. 6, 1773, in Atkinson, 
N. H., and died in Bucksport, April 12, 1851. His mother, whose maiden name 
was Nancy Leonard Smith, was born in Taunton, Mass., Aug. 30, 1785. 

In 1867 Mr. Peabody prepared and published a new and enlarged edition of the 
genealogy of the Peabody family, by C. M. Endicott, Esq., of Salem, published 
in the Register in 1848-9, vols. ii. and iii. To this he appended a partial record 
of the Paybody family by B. Frank Pabodie, of Providence, R. I. 

From 1838 to 1846, Mr. Peabody was in business in Bangor, Me., and in that city 
was married, May 28, 1844, to Charlotte Catherine, daughter of James Crosby, 
Esq. She died Nov. 18, 1844. From Bangor he removed to Boston and engaged 
in business as a commission merchant. From 1850 to 1854 he was absent in Cali- 
fornia and the Sandwich Islands. In 1868 he received a commission of Justice of 
the Peace for the County of Suffolk. 

To his friend, William C. Todd, Esq., a member of our Society, who knew him 
in his boyhood, and whose intercourse was renewed on his removal to Boston, I am 
indebted for the following sketch. " For some years past he has been in the service 
of the city as a collector of taxes. He has been much interested in his native town, 
especially in encouraging the culture of ornamental trees, and in 1876 caused to be 
planted, at his own expense, seventy-five elm trees along the highways, as his cen- 
tennial gift. 

" During the winter of 1876-77 he contracted a severe cold, from which he never 
recovered. He was soon obliged to leave his business, and he entered the Homoeo- 
pathic Hospital for treatment, where he remained several months, but without im- 
provement. In June he went to the home of his brother in Maine, where he died 
of consumption. 

" Mr. Peabody was a warm-hearted, earnest, conscientious man. He was much 
interested in the work of our Society, and was a regular attendant at its meetings." 

He became a member Feb. 29, 1868. 

David Harlow Pease, Esq., of Norwalk, Ohio, a corresponding member, was 
born at Somers, Conn., Nov. 9, 1826; died at Norwalk, June 13, 1872, aged 45 years. 

He was the son of Erastus and Clarissa (Hume) Pease. The father is still living, 
at the age of more than four score years, and resides at Detroit, Mich. In the year 
1852, Mr. Pease removed to Norwalk, Ohio, and in company with his brother M. H. 
entered into the book business. He subsequently purchased the interest of his bro- 
ther, and adding thereto a stock of drugs, continued the business till 1864, when he 
retired, having previously been elected County Auditor. This office he held for 
three terms, or until 1870, when he again entered into active business, in which he 
continued until his death. 

Mr. Pease was prominent in every good and charitable enterprise, and his sym- 
pathies once enlisted in a cause, it was sure to be worked to a successful conclu- 
sion, if earnest, indefatigable labor could accomplish it. He was prominent as a 
member of the Firelands Historical Society, and Young Men's Library Association, 
and much of their success is due to his efforts. He was also a member of the Board 
of Education of Norwalk, the members of which convened on the day of his decease, 
and passed resolutions of respect for his memory and of sympathy to the widow 
and family. 

He was twice married : first, to Annn M. Lewis, of Pittsburg, Penn., born June 
23, 1829. By her he had two children : William Milo, born April 1, 1853, and 
James Coltin Lewis, born April 13, 1856, died July, 1856. He was married second, 
to Sarah Burton, of Cleveland, Ohio, Sept. 1, 1857. She was born June 9, 1828' 
and was a graduate of Holyoke Seminary, Hadley, Mass., 1855. By her he had 
four children : Kate Burton, born Oct. 24, 1859 ; James Lewis, born June 25, 1861 ; 
Charles Harlow, born March 14, 1866; Fannie Elizabeth, born Nov. 30, 1867 and' 
died Jan. 26, 1872. 

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Mrs. Pease still lives in Norwalk, and to her we are indebted for a copy of the 
" Norwalk Reflector " of Jan. 15, 1872, and other data, from which this sketch is 

His membership dates from Feb. 10, 1802. 

Thomas Wright, M.A., of London, En?., a corresponding member, was born in 
the vicinity of Ludlow, Eng., April 21, 1810. He died at Chelsea, London, Dec. 
23, 1877, aged 67. 

Mr. Wright was an accomplished scholar, and among the most eminent of modern 
antiquaries. He received his early education at the grammar school of King Edward 
VI., located near the place of his birth, and at Trinity College, Cambridge, where 
he took the degree of B.A. in 1834, and of M.A. in 1837. Adopting the profession 
of a man of letters, Mr. Wright, in 1835, removed to London, where he has since 
resided. While an undergraduate at Cambridge he became a contributor to the 
"Gentleman's Magazine," the "Foreign Quarterly Review," and to "Eraser's 
Magazine." He took an active part in the establishment of the Camden, Percy, 
and Shakspeare societies, and edited many important works published by them. 
Mr. Wright was as industrious as he was learned, and of the nearly forty publica- 
tions by him named in the Catalogue of the London Library many are in Latin, 
some in Anglo-Saxon, some in Norman French ; and it was owing to his writ- 
ings in connection with early French literature that in 1842 he was elected a 
corresponding member of the Academie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres. 

A list of his numerous publications may be found in Allibone's Dictionary of 
Authors, vol. iii. p. 2864. 

His membership dates from Sept. 24, 1862. 

George William Gordon, Esq. , of Boston, a life member and benefactor, was born 
in Exeter, N. II., Feb. 8, 1801, and died in Boston, Nov. 19, 1877, aged 76. 

From a carefully prepared memorial of Mr. Gordon, by his son, in the archives of 
the Society, and to which reference may be had, we learn that he was a descendant 
of Alexander 1 Gordon, who emigrated from Scotland to New England in 1652, and 
settled in Exeter, N. H., about 1660; through Thomas, 2 born in Exeter, 1678; 
Nathaniel, 3 born 1728; and John, 4 born in Exeter, June 19, 1765. John 4 married 
Mary Bachiler, who was born in East Kingston, N. H., Jan. 4, 1764. George Win. 5 
Gordon was the youngest of their four sons (Nathaniel B., John T., Stephen L., 
and George W.), and was educated at the town schools of Exeter, and at Phillips 
Exeter Academy, from which he graduated in 1819, having the valedictory at the 
exhibition, and receiving one of the first two diplomas issued by that institution to 
its scholars. After his graduation he entered the store of his brother, Stephen, in 
Exeter. Soon after he removed to Boston, when he entered the store of Daniel 
Denny. In 1830 he formed a copartnership with Lewis T. Stoddard as importers 
and dealers in dry goods. After the dissolution of the firm of Gordon and Stoddard, 
Mr. Gordon, about 1838, entered into business with David Wood, under the firm of 
Gordon & Wood. This connection was dissolved in consequence of Mr. Gordon's 
appointment as postmaster of Boston in 1841, which office he held until the re- 
appointment, by President Polk, of Nathaniel Greene in 1843. In 1850, Mr. Gordon 
was again appointed to this office by President Fillmore, and held the position until 
the appointment of E. C. Bailey by President Pierce. From 1843 to 1846, Mr. 
Gordon resided as consul at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. When he returned to the 
United States he again engaged in mercantile pursuits in Boston. But in 1849, 
positions in the civil service of the United States government being offered him, he 
relinquished his commercial plans for a time, which he resumed after his resignation 
as Postmaster in the autumn of 1853. At the request of his friends, in 1856 he 
allowed the use of his name as a candidate for the position of governor of Massa- 
chusetts, by the party favorable to the election of Millard Fillmore for the presidency. 
From October, 1856, to 1873 he had the general agency of the Liverpool & London 
and Globe Insurance Company for the New England states. Since 1858 he has 
also given his attention to the Berkshire Quartz Sand Mines, of which he was the 

Mr. Gordon married, June 22, 1830, Katherine Parker Sleeper, by whom he had 
four children: Helen, Kate (married H. L. H. Hoffendahl, M.D., Oct. 15, 1856), 
George Huntly, and Grace, all of whom survive him. 

His acceptance of membership is dated Dec. 6, 1873. 

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Benjamin Edward Bates, Esq., of Boston, a life-member nnd benefactor, was 
born in Norton, Mass., July 12, 1808, and died in Boston, Jan. 14, 1878, aged 69. 

He was the son of Dea. Elkanah Bates, and received his education at Wrentham 
Academy, in which institution he was subsequently employed for a brief period as 
a teacher. On his removal to Boston, he entered the dry-goods store of Barnabas 
T. Loring, on Washington Street, and was subsequently a member of the firm. On 
the death of Mr. Loring, Mr. Bates formed a copartnership under the firm of Davis, 
Bates & Turner, who for several years did a large and successful business as job- 
bers and importers of dry goods. In 1845 Mr. Davis retired, and the firm became 
Bates, Turner & Co. 

Mr. Bates early became interested in the development of the fine water power at 
Lewiston, Me., and was the pioneer in the manufacturing establishments which have 
been the making of that enterprising city. He was the first treasurer of the Lew- 
iston Water- Power Company, and for many years, to the time of his death, treasu- 
rer of the Androscoggin Mills, and of the Bates Manufacturing Company at Lewis- 
ton, and a director and owner in other mills there and elsewhere. The college at 
Lewiston, named in his honor, is indebted to him for its first great endowment. 

A few years after the establishment of the Bank of Commerce, Mr. Bates became 
its president, a position which he retained till his death. He was also a director in 
the Union Pacific Railroad, and held intimate and responsible relations with several 
of the largest business institutions of the city and state. 

Mr. Bates was a liberal contributor of his means and counsel to religious and be- 
nevolent enterprises. He was one of the founders of the Central Congregational 
Church in Boston, and in all its vicissitudes a firm friend and generous helper. 

Mr. Bates was twice married, his first wife being a daughter of Preston Shepherd, 
well known as proprietor of the Bromfield, and subsequently of the Pearl-Street, 
House. By her he had a daughter, Mrs. Mary B. Hammond, of New York. By 
his second wife, who survives him, he had a son and two daughters. 

He was admitted to membership, Dec. 31, 1873. 

Rev. Robert Bolton, of Lewisboro', N. Y., a corresponding member, was born 
in Bath, in Somerset, Eng., April 17, 1814, and died in Pelham, N. Y., Oct. 11, 
1877, aged 63. 

He was the eldest son of the Rev. Robert and Mrs. Anne (Jay) Bolton. His 
mother was the eldest daughter, and child, of the Rev. William Jay, of Bath, Eng., 
well known as the author of the " Morning and Evening Exercises," so profitable 
as a christian manual. 

The subject of this sketch was the author of a " Genealogical and Biographical 
account of the family of Bolton, in England and America," published in 1862, 
reference to which will render it unnecessary to trace his genealogy. He was also 
the author of the " History of West Chester County," in two octavo volumes, pub- 
lished in 1848 ; the " History of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the County of 
West Chester," and " Guide to New Rochelle." 

He married, first, Jan. 8, 1838, Elizabeth Rebecca, daughter of James Brenton, 
of Newport, R. I. She died without issue, in New Rochelle, March 12, 1852, and 
was buried in the family vault, Christ Church, Pelham. Married, second, Jan. 5, 
1854, Josephine, eldest daughter of Brewster and Elizabeth W r oodhull, whose pedi- 
gree is also to be found in li Memoirs of the Bolton Family." She survives him, 
with a family of eight sons and three daughters. 

Mr. Bolton's early education was at Mill Hill, about ten miles north of London, 
Eng. He studied medicine under Dr. Young, at Henly on Thames, Eng., where he 
graduated, but his tastes for the antique and for heraldry^ kept him from the prac- 
tice. In 1836 he came to the United States with his father and family, and com- 
menced farming at East Chester, N. Y. In 1852, he moved to Jamaica on Long 
Island, and from thence to New Rochelle, N. Y., where he commenced a female 
academy, which he afterwards removed to Tarrytown, N. Y., and in 1858 to Bedford, 
N. Y. He was ordained deacon in the Protestant Episcopal Church, Nov. 13, 1868, 
and took charge of St. John's Church, Lewisboro', N. Y. The next year, June 9, 
1869, he was ordained presbyter. 

Mr. Bolton had a great veneration for the historical. At his death he had 
nearly completed a revision of his history of West Chester Co., on which for many 
years he had been at work. He was thoroughly religious, conscientious, and straight- 
forward ; remarkable for energy and industry ; so kind and sympathetic that he 
seemed to overlook the distinctions between his own and others' interests. By his 
knowledge of medicine he was helpful to the poor, to whom he delighted to minister. 

His membership dates from Nov. 4, 1864. 

252 Booh Notices. [April, 


History of Brunswick, Topsham and Harpswell, Maine, including the Ancient Territory 
known as Pejepscot. By George Augustus Wheeler, M.D., and Henry Warren 
Wheeler. [Motto.] Boston : Alfred Mudge & Son, Printers. 1878. [8vo. pp. 
viii.-f-959. Price, $4. For sale by A. Williams & Co., 283 Washington Street, 

The senior author of this book, Dr. George A. Wheeler, is the author of the his- 
tory of Castine, Me., which appeared three years ago. In preparing the present 
work, he has had the assistance of his brother, Henry W. Wheeler, Esq. These 
gentlemen are brothers of the late William A. Wheeler, A.M., of the Boston Public 
Library, the lamented author of " Noted Names of Fiction," and sons of the Rev. 
Amos D. Wheeler, D.D., long the pastor of the Unitarian Church at Topsham. 
They have been familiar from youth with the scenes whose history they now record. 

The work appears to be the result of much patient research, and a large amount 
of material concerning the history of ancient Pejepscot has been collected and digested. 
Not far from 1628, Thomas Purchase, the first settler of this territory, located him- 
self here, and probably within the present limits of the town of Brunswick. In 
1632, he and George Way obtained from the Council of Plymouth, a patent of 
lands at this place. It is not known that Way ever settled here ; but Purchase re- 
sided on the grant until driven off by the Indians in King Philip's war. After his 
death, his lands passed into the hands of Richard Wharton, who died near the close 
of the seventeenth century. In 1714, eight persons, mostly residents of Boston, pur- 
chased these lands from the administrator of Wharton, and formed a company known 
as the " Pejepscot Proprietors." Till then, few persons had settled in this region. 
The company took measures, at once, to invite settlers to the territory. 

Brunswick and Topsham received their names in 1717, though the acts incorporat- 
ing them as towns were not passed by the General Court of Massachusetts for some 
years, Brunswick being incorporated in 1738, and Topsham in 1764. Harpswell was 
a parish of North Yarmouth, and was incorporated, by its present name, in 1758. 

These settlements suffered much from Indian hostilities, in the latter part of the 
seventeenth and the beginning of the eighteenth centuries, the inhabitants having 
several times had their dwellings burned, so that they were obliged to leave their 
farms. The hardships and sufferings endured by the settlers, from these and other 
causes, are well narrated in these pages. 

Brunswick holds an important place in the history of the state, being the seat of 
its first university, Bowdoin College, where the poet Longfellow, and other celebrated 
men — authors, statesmen, clergymen, &c. — were educated. Some of its professors 
have written works which have won a place in the literature of the country. The 
history of this institution, and the Medical School of Maine, connected with it, will 
be found here ; as will also be, accounts of the churches, trade, and social condition 
of the several towns. Over one hundred and fifty pages are devoted to biography 
and genealogy. Biographies of all the prominent men in those places, many of them 
accompanied by fine portraits, are given ; as are also the genealogies of the early 
families. An appendix of more than seventy pages, filled with valuable statistics 
relative to the towns, and a full index, add much to the value of the book. 

The volume is well printed on fine paper, and besides the portraits, already noticed, 
it is illustrated by maps and engravings. J. W. Dean. 

The Historic Mansions and Buildings of Philadelphia, with Some Notice of the 
Owners and Occupants. By Thompson Westcott, author of " The Official Gui< 

Book to Philadelphia," " A History of Philadelphia," etc. etc. [Motto and 
monogram.] Philadelphia: Porter & Coates, 822 Chestnut Street. [1877. 8vo. 
pp. 528. For sale by Estes & Lauriat, Washington St., Boston. Price, $5. J 

Philadelphia is rich in historic memories ; and the memorials of the great men 
who have lived there, and the stirring events which have transpired there, are an 
attractive subject for a book. Mr. VVestcott is well fitted for the task which he 
has undertaken ; and he has here done justice to the men and events of which 
he writes. The volume before us is full of interesting details and striking views of 
this historic city. The many who visited Philadelphia, in 1876, will be glad to 

1878.] Booh Notices. 253 

revive their recollections of what they then saw, and learn more of the history of 
the landmarks which they then looked upon. Those who were denied this privilege, 
will find here some compensation for their loss. 

Independence Hall, where the famous declaration, which made us a nation, was 
signed ; the house where Jefferson composed that declaration ; Carpenter's Hall, 
where the first continental congress assembled ; and other places connected with 
revolutionary times, naturally engrossed much attention during the centennial year; 
but Philadelphia has memorials of her earlier and later history, which have scarcely 
less interest than these. 

The revolutionary mementoes rightfully hold a prominent place in this volume, 
but Mr. Westcott has not neglected the scenes with which the Swedish pioneers in 
the settlement of that region, Penn and his colonists, Franklin and his Junto, and 
other men whose names are on all lips are associated. 

The volume is an elegant specimen of printing and binding. It is illustrated by 
a view of "The State House in Philadelphia in 1778" (Independence Hall), on 
steel, as a frontispiece, while numerous engravings on wood, in the highest style 
of the art, are interspersed through its pages. A full and excellent index greatly 
increases the value of the book. J. w. d. 

Essex Institute Historical Collections. Vol. XIV., Part III. July, 1877. Salem: 
Printed for the Essex Institute. 1878. [8vo. 80 pages, 133-232.] 

Bulletin of the Essex Institute. Salem, Oct., Nov., Dec, 1877. Vol. 9. Nos. 10, 
11, 12. |8vo. 34 pages, 151-184, title and contents.] 

We have before us the third quarterly number of the fourteenth volume of the 
Historical Collections of the Essex Institute. In this valuable periodical, the Insti- 
tute has preserved a mass of material for the history of Essex county, consisting of 
records, historical papers and genealogies. The present number contains the follow- 
ing communications, namely : By James Kimball, an account of the " Exploration 
of the Merrimack River, in 1638, by Order of the General Court," and a continua- 
tion of the " Orderly Book of the Regiment of Artillery raised for Defence of 
Boston." By George B. Blodgette, " Records of Deaths of the First Church in 
Rowley," continued. By Matthew A. Stickney, "Almanacs and their Authors," 
continued. The number closes with an instalment of the records of the Rev. Wil- 
liam Bentley, D.D., pastor of the East Church, Salem. Mr. Kimball's paper on 
the exploration of the Merrimack, in 1638, is accompanied by a heliotypefac-simile of 
an ancient manuscript plan, found, a year or two ago, among the files of miscellaneous 
papers of the Essex Court of General Sessions. Ft is endorsed, " Plat of Meremack 
River from y e See up to Wenepesoce Pond, also the Corses from Dunstable to Pen- 
ny-cook. Jn° Gardner." Besides its value as, to use Mr. Kimball's words, " the 
earliest survey yet discovered of the Merrimack river from its mouth to its source," 
it has an interest, at the present time, from containing the name and location of the 
Kearsarge (spelled here " Carasaga ") mountain, concerning which so much has 
been written (ante,xxxi. 444). The plan is without date or accompanying docu- 
ments ; but it was not probably made much later than the middle of the seventeenth 
century, as John Gardner, of Salem, the only person of the name known at an early 
date as a surveyor, removed to Nantucket in 1676. He died in 1706, aged 82. 

The " Bulletin " contains the proceedings of the Institute, from Sept. 10 to Dec. 
31,1877. This issue completes the ninth volume. J. w. d. 

The Annals of Hempstead, 1643 to 1832 ; also the Rise and Growth of the Society 
of Friends on Long Island and in New York, 1657 to 1826. By Henry Onder- 
donk, Jr. Hempstead, N. Y. : Lott Van de Water, Printer and Publisher. 1878. 
[8vo. pp. 107.] 

Mr. Onderdonk has long been an authority on the local history of Long Island. 
It is upwards of thirty years since his first work, "Revolutionary Incidents in 
Queen's County," appeared ; and no less than nine subsequent works from his pen, 
illustrating the history of that island, have been published. They all show an ex- 
haustive research ; for Mr. Onderdonk is a persevering collector of facts, from whose 
grasp nothing escapes. " Scarcely anything in this book," says the author, " has 
heretofore appeared in any history. Its contents are mostly compiled from the records 
of the town. The first volume (from 1643 to 1656) is lost, and three others (A, B 
and C) are much worn. The original records (1657 to 1783) were left in North 
Hempstead at the time that that town was set off from Hempstead. The copies taken 
from them, and now in Hempstead, are incomplete, and not trustworthy. The books 

254 Boole Notices. [April, 

from A to F (1657 to 1782) contain minutes of town meetings, and most of the land 
titles. There is also a copy of the Duke's Laws, a Book of Land Surveys (1742) ; 
and a tattered record of the town court." 

After giving an account of the condition of the town and ehurch records in other 
places in the vicinity, Mr. Onderdonk, continues : " It may be said in general that 
all loose papers filed in the town and county offices are lost." " To the Society of 
Friends belongs the pre-eminence of possessing the completest and best preserved 
records of marriages, births and deaths, and also of church discipline. These date 
from 1663 down to the present day, and are in the keeping of the clerks of Jericho, 
Westbury, Flushing and New York monthly meetings." 

Those interested in the history of Long Island cannot be too thankful to Mr. On- 
derdonk for having gathered up and placed in a permanent form so many valuable 
incidents in its annals. j. w. d. 

The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, Devoted to the Interests of 
American Genealogy and Biography. Issued Quarterly. [Seal.] January, 1878. 
Published for the Society. Mott Memorial Hall, No. 64 Madison Avenue, New 
York City. [Published quarterly. Price, $2 a year.] 

This is the first number of the ninth volume of this useful periodical. It contains 
a biographical sketch of the Rev. Robert Bolton, author of the History of West- 
chester County, by Rev. Beverley R. Betts ; an article on the ancient families of 
New York, by E. R. Purple ; records of monthly meetings of the Friends of Railway 
and Plainfield (N. J.), and of the First Presbyterian and Reformed Dutch churches 
of New York city. It has also a variety of Notes and Queries, Notes on Books and 
Obituaries. The work is ably edited, and is deserving of a large subscription list. 

j. w. D. 

A Centennial Historical Sketch of the Town of New London. By W. H. Starr. 
New London: Published by Charles Allen, 51 State St. 1876. [8vo. pp. 96.] 

This is a valuable addition to the historical literature brought out by the late cele- 
bration of the centenary of American Independence. The author is the secretary 
of the New London County Historical Society, which is doing good service in the 
preservation of the history of the eastern portion of Connecticut, as the reports of 
their meetings, in the Register, fully show. J. w. d. 

An Address delivered at Watertown, Ct., in the Congregational Church, on tht 
Evening of the 26th of September, 1877, before the Agricultural, Horticultural and 
Horse Association of that Town, at their Fair held on the 25th, 26th and 27th of 
September. By Hon. Samuel A. Foot, LL.D., of Geneva, N. Y. Published by 
order of the Association. Geneva, N. Y. : The Gazette Steam Printing House. 
1877. [8vo. pp. 12.] 

Judge Foot, the author of this address, is also the author of the two volumes of 
Addresses, etc. printed in 1873, and noticed in the Register, xxvii. 448. He was 
long a leading lawyer in New York state, and has held the office of Judge of tht 
Court of Appeals. Watertown, where this address was delivered, is his native town 
and in his eighty-seventh year he revisits it to address his fellow-townsmen. H( 
gives in his address sound and practical advice to the farming population, inter- 
spersed with reminiscences of his own life and experience. J. w. d. 

Magazine of American History, with Notes and Queries. Edited by John Austii 

Stevens. Published by A. S. Barnes & Company, New York and Chicago 

[Small 4 to. Monthly. Price, $5 a year.] 

Mr, Stevens is to be congratulated on the success of his undertaking. So valuabL 
and popular has he made the Magazine of American History, that already the pul 
lishers are unable to furnish the first volume to new subscribers. We are glad t> 
note that the successive numbers increase in interest. 

Three numbers of the second volume are before us, namely, those for January 
February and March, 1878. In them, we find : The Fall of Alamo, by Capt. R. M 
Potter, U.S.A. ; Oriskany, by Gen. J. Watts de Peyster ; The Portraiture of Wash 
ington, by Isaac J. Greenwood; The Waltons of New York, by Mr. Stevens, th 
editor ; The Letter of Verrazano, by the Rev. B. F. DeCosta ; The Di^hton Rocj 
Inscriptions, by Charles Rau ; Parkman's French Colonization in America, by th| 
Rev. G. E. Ellis; Charles Carroll of Carrollton, by J. C. Carpenter; DeCeloron' 
Expedition to the Ohio, 1749, by 0. H. Marshall ; The Four Kings of Canada, bl 
the Hon. John R. Bartlett ; Where are the Remains of Columbus? by J. Carso] 

1878.] Booh Notices, 255 

Brevoort ; and Col. Rudolphus Ritzema, by William Hall ; besides many Original 
Documents, Reprints, Notes, Queries, Replies and Literary Notices. The proceed- 
ings of the New York Historical Society appear regularly in this magazine. 

Mr. DeCosta's article, which presents some new features in the interesting dis- 
cussion concerning Verrazano {ante, xxx. 130, xxxi. 450), and which is to be con- 
tinued in a future number, is illustrated by a portrait of Verrazano, reduced from 
one found in " Uomini Illustri Toscani." Other articles are illustrated, and all the 
illustrations are of a high order. 

We heartily recommend the magazine to our readers. j. w. d. 

The Genealogy of the Cushing Family. [Arms.] By Lemuel Cushing, M.A., 
B.C.L. Montreal : Lovell Printing and Publishing Company. 1877. [Sm. 8vo. 
pp. 104+xiii. Price, in cloth, $2 ; interleaved, $2.50. Address the author, 
Box, P.O., Montreal, Canada.] 

A Genealogical Record of the Arms Family in this Country, embracing all the known 
Descendants of William first, who have retained the Family Name, and the First 
Generation of the Descendants of other Names. By Edward W. Arms. Troy, 
N. Y. : Published by the Author. 1877. [8vo. pp. 57. Price $4, postpaid. 
Address the author, Troy, N. Y.] 

The Heydons in England and America. A Fragment of Family History, the Result 
of a few Days' 1 Research in the British Museum. By the Rev. William B. Hey- 
den, of Portland, Maine, U.S.A. London : James Speirs, 36 Bloomsbury street. 
1877. [8vo. pp. 46.] 

Pedigree of the Ancient Family of [Johnes of] Dolau Colhi, from the Earliest 
Period to the Present Time. Compiled from various Sources. By John Rowland, 
Welsh Secretary and Librarian to the late Sir Thomas Phillips, of Middle Hill, 
Bart., F.R.S., F.S.A. Caermarthen : William Spurrell. 1877. [8vo. pp. 23.] 

Genealogy of One Branch of the Carpenter Family. By Martin L. Roberts. 
October, 1877. [Motto.] Enterprise Printing Company, Willimantic, Conn. 
[8vo. pp. 9-f 1] 

A Partial Record of the Descendants of Walter Briggs of Westchester, N. Y. To 
which are added Some Account of his Ancestry, Collateral Branches, Origin of the 
Family Name, Ancient Pedigrees, Wills, etc. etc. Compiled by Sam. Briggs. 
Cleveland, 0. : Printed for Private Circulation only, by Fairbanks, Briggs & Co. 
1870. [Large 4to. pp. 50+1.] 

A Record of Some of the Descendants of Edward Bugby, who settled in Roxbury, 
Mass., in 1634. Killingly, Connecticut. 1877. [4to. pp. 17.] 

A Record of Some of the Descendants of John Holmes, who settled in Woodstock, 
Conn., in 1686. ^Killingly, Connecticut. 1877. [4to. pp. 11+11.] 

1680. A Family Souvenir. 1877. — Record of Proceedings at the First Gathering 
of Descendants of John Shillaber at the Old Hom,estead, Peabody, Mass., October 
4, 1877. [xMotto.] Boston : C. W. Calkins & Co., Printers. 1877. [Sq. 16mo. 
pp. 48.] 

The record of the Cushing family commences with Thomas Cushing, of Harding- 
ham, in Norfolk, who flourished in the times of Henry VI. and Edward IV. (see 
Register, xix. 39). From him was descended, in the sixth generation, Matthew 
Cushing, who settled in liingham in 1638, and who is the ancestor of the family to 
which the volume before us is devoted. The book is carefully prepared, and well 
arranged, with a good index. It is the result of much research, including an exten- 
sive correspondence. 

William Arms, to whose descendants the next work is devoted, is said to have 
I come from one of the British channel islands, and settled in Hatfield, Mass., as early 
as 1677. He died in Greenfield, in 1731, aged 77. I his genealogy embraces 248 
families, and over a thousand individuals. The author has spent his leisure hours 
for three years in collecting the materials. He is now engaged on an " Addenda," 
to be printed and sent gratis to his subscribers as soon as he has sold enough copies 
j of this book to repay the cost of publication. 

The Heydons in England were seated in Norfolk and Devon, and pedigrees are 
riven of both lines. The American portion of this pamphlet gives one line of the 
lescendants of John Hayden, of Dorchester, with the author's reasons for believing 
Ithat he was a son of Gideon Haydon of Ebford and Cadhay in Norfolk. 
j Mr. Rowland's pedigree of the Johnes family shows much learned research into 
Ithe pedigree of an ancient Welsh family of Johnes, or Jones, now extinct in the 
Imale line; the last male representative being the late John Johnes, Esq., of 
jDolau Cothi, for many years judge of the County Court in that district. 

256 Booh Notices. [April, 

The Carpenter pamphlet traces one line of the descendants of William Carpenter, 
an early settler of Weymouth, who came in the Bevis, from Southampton, in 163b 
Th Tl L ^ are precise and full and the genealogy well arranged Martin Leonard 
RoLr s Esq., of New Haven, Ct., the compiler, married a daughter of Anson 
cLpenter o q f East Hampton, Ct., a descendant in the eif th genemUon. 

Walter Bri^s, whose descendants are given in the next work, was the tresoje or 
gr^^&on of John Briggs, who settled at Newport, R I., as ear y as 
1638 ;°and the book gives the early descendants of this *™^™ JJ^g £™ 
of Walter. We have here also some account of other emigrants, by ^his name 
viz. : Clement, of Plymouth, who came in the Fortune, in 1621 f^ band 
wich, who came in the Blessing, in 1635; and -Walter, of Scituate, 643. Ihe 
SorTs a member of the Western Reserve and Northern Historical Society. 

The Bugby and Holmes Genealogies are by the Hon. Edward H. Bugbee of Kil- 
linalv f5 and a conv of each has been made from his own manuscripts by the type 
ttc Process fo? the N^w^gland Historic, Genealogical Society. These two 
25 gESStoS, prepared. Appended to the Holmes genealogy, is the poem 
By Oliver Wendell Holmes, read at the Woodstock celebration, July 4, 18/7. Ihe 

^'^i^^^^iiS^ gives, among the proceedings at the family 

of Mrs. Partington. The names and residences of those present aie appenaea. 

The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography. Vol I. f h ^ ade ^ a c - 
Publication Fund of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, No. 820 Spruce 
Street. 1877. [8vo. pp. 510.] m _ . ,. 

T«nno Norris- besides many other valuable articles, ihis periodical is iuu ^ 
to the subscriber^ to the Publication Fund, without charge. To others he pricey 
thrt dotos a year. We cheerfully recommend it to our readers as a valuable pen- 
odical, well worth the subscription price. 

Washington County and the Early Settlements of Ohio ; being the Centennial Historical 
Address -before the Citizens of "Washington County .By Israel W Anbmw , 
LL.D., President of Marietta College. Minrt/a, Ohio July *th, 18/b Uncm 
nati- Peter G.Thomson, Publisher. 179 Vine Street. 18/7. [8vo. pp. 83. frice, 

in cloth gilt top, $1.25 ; in paper, 75 cts.] _ 

Marietta the shire town of Washington county, was settled in 1/88 lnis set 
tletnT^grew out of an appropriation oj lands .ade by Congas in 1776, tojh 
officers and so diers ot the army.' Iwo men, t*en. ^urns '"' , 

Manasseh Cutler, bore a prominent part ,n tins sett foment- he form , t he p .£ 

jeetor and leader, of the -JE^**^^^^ mp^ns to the 
fram ng the Ordinance of 1/87 (ante, xxx. w, wmon ^ k poc i e «i. l8 . 

settlement. To these men full justice is done ; ir .these .pages J^™^ t ™£ 
ticaland educational history of the county is atle " de ? f. ' r ^wJ ?k located here, 
the history of its newspapers is not forgotten. Marietta Co leg e is 1 ocated heic. 

An appendix contains tables of judicial and other officers who ha.e excic e 
authority in the county, which will be found ot much service. J- w. D. 

William Blackstone, Boston's First Inhabitant. [Boston. 12mo. pp. 36. For sal( 

TMtpamphLTcotis^ts of a poem on Blackstone, in which is introduced a pano 
ramie vision of the history of this peninsula as it is supposed to have been reveal^ 
toTe ee of its fi st English inhabitant. An introduction to the poem states Wha 
s known of Blackstone^' ; and illustrative notes close ^Ij^^^^uS 
researches lead him to the result arrived at many *^W *l^ £%£ttolvto 
Bowditch, Esq., that Blackstone's homestead ™^j£^™ Copley ne 
resided, and that Boston common was a part of his possessions. 

1878.] Recent Publications, 257 

Dedication of the Monummt on Boston Common erected to the Memory of the Men 
of Boston who Died in the Civil War. [Seal.] Boston : Printed by Order of the 
City Council. 1877. [Royal 8vo. pp. 144.] 

The corner-stone of the Army and Navy Monument, on Boston Common, was 
laid Sept. 18, 1871, and seven years later, Sept. 17, 1878, the monument itself was 
dedicated. The design of the monument is by Martin Milmore, the eminent sculptor, 
and the structure was erected under a contract with him. The volume before ua 
contains a history of the monument ; an account of the laying of the corner-stone, 
with the addresses, poems, etc. in full ; a description of the monument ; and lastly, 
the proceedings at the dedication. The Hon. Charles Devens, attorney-general of 
the United States, delivered the principal address. 

This volume is elegantly printed, and is illustrated by a view of the monument 
and separate views of the statues, of which there are five : 1, America ; 2, Peace ; 
3, The Sailor ; 4, History ; 5, The Soldier ; and of the mezzo-relievos, of which there 
are four : 1, Departure for the War ; 2, The Sanitary Commission ; 3, Return from 
the War ; 4, The Navy. We are pleased to see the portrait of the president of our 
society, the Hon. Marshall P. Wilder, in the Sanitary group. J. w. d. 

References to the Coinage Legislation of the United States. By C. W. Moulton. 
Cincinnati : Peter G. Thomson, 179 Vine Street. 1877. [8vo. pp. 25. Price, 
30 cts.] 

We have here a reprint of several newspaper articles in relation to the United 
States coinage and the silver question, and an extract from a recent speech in 
which the author condemns the act of 1873. Mr. Moulton has given in this 
pamphlet a synopsis of the legislation upon the coinage of this country, and the facts 
he has collected will be serviceable to his readers, irrespective of their views of finan- 
cial morality. . j. w. d. 

Seen in an Old Mirror. A Novel. By Mary DeanE. London: Charing Cross 
Publishing Company. 1878. [Fcp. 8vo. pp. 383.] 

Though we have not met with any of Miss Deane's writings before, yet the 
present book shows a practiced pen, and we hope it will be followed by other works 
of equal merit. The author maintains to the end the interest of the story, which 
is laid in the time of George II., and is descriptive of the manners of Bath, England, 
the resort of rank, wealth and fashion, one hundred and fifty years ago. It is a 
faithful picture of those times. 

Miss Deane belongs to a literary family. Her father, the Rev. John Bathurst 
Deane, M.A., F.S.A., of Bath, is the author of several works of great merit (ante, 
xxv. 299), and her grandmother, Mrs. Ann Deane, published an interesting volume 
on her travels in India. Other near relatives have been authors. We are pleased 
to see that the reputation of the family is so well sustained, though in a different 
field of literature. J. w. d. 


Received by the New England Historic, Genealogical Society to March 1, 1878. 

Record of Officers and Men of New Jersey in the Civil War, 1861-1865. Compiled in the 
office of the Adjutant General. Published by authority of the Legislature, William S. 
Stryker, Adjutant General. Trenton, N. J.: John L. Murphy, Steam Book and Job 
Printer. 1876. 2 volumes, folio. 

Transactions of the Royal Historical Society. Edited by Rev. Charles Roger, LL.D. 
Vol. VI. London : Printed for the Royal Historical Society. 1877. [8vo. pp. 459.] 

Ceremonies at the Unveiling of the Monument to Roger Williams, erected by the City of 
Providence, with the Address by J. Lewis Diman, October 16, 1877. Providence: 1877. 
[8vo. pp. 52.] 

A Short Biographical Sketch of Major James Potts, born 1752, died 1822, to which is 
appended copies of the most important papers relating to him, and two ancestral charts. By 
Thomas Maxwell Potts. Printed privately by the author. 1877. [8vo. pp. 85.] 

Proceedings of the Grand Lodge of the Most Ancient and Honorable Fraternity of Free 
and Accepted Masons. . . . Annual Communication, December, 1877, being its one 
hundred and forty-fourth anniversary. Boston : Press of Rockwell & Churchill, 39 Arch 
St. 1878. |"8vo. pp. 413.] 

vol. xxxii. 23 

258 Recent Publications, [April, 

A Centennial History of Fall River, Mass Comprising a record of its corporate progress 
from 1656 to 1876, with sketches of its manufacturing industries, local and general charac- 
teristics, valuable statistical tables, &c. &c. Prepared, under the direction of a committee of 
the citv government, by Henry H. Earl, A.M. New York: Atlantic Publishing and 
Engraving Company. 1877. [Folio, pp. 252.] 

Provincial and State Papers. Miscellaneous Documents and Records relating to New 
Hampshire at different periods. . . . Published by authonty of the legislature of New 
Hampshire Volume X. Compiled and edited by Nathaniel Bouton, D.D., Corresponding 
Sectary of the New Hampshire Society. Concord, N. H.: Edward A. Jenks, State 
Printer. 1877. [8vo. pp. 719.] 

Journals of the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the State of New 
Hampshire, June Session, 1877. Manchester: John B. Clark, Printer. 1877. [8vo. pp. 
fi92 1 

Proceedings on the Occasion of the Dedication of the Monument on the One i Hundredth 
Anniversary of the Paoli Massacre, in Chester County, Pa., September 20 1877. West 
Chester, Pa. : F. S. Hickman, Steam Power Printers, cor. Gay and Church Streets. 1877. 
[8vo. pp. 78.] ■ 

Memorial of Francis Gardner, LL.D., late Head-Master of the Boston Latin School. 
Boston : Printed for the Boston Latin School Association. 1876. L8vo. pp. oz.J 

Forty-Fifth Congress. [First Session.] Congressional Directory. Compiled for the use 
of Congress. By Ben : Perley Poore, clerk of printing ; record* -.First Edition. Corrected 
to Oct. 18, 1877. Washington : Government Printing Office. 1877. [8vo. pp. 160. J 

Ninth Annual Report of the United States Geological and Geographical Survey of the 
Territories embracing Colorado and parts of adjacent territories, being a report of progress 
of 'the sSloration for the year 1875. By F. V. Hayden, United States Geologist. Con- 
ductodunC the authority of the Secretary of the Interior. Washington: Government 
Printing Office. 1877. [8vo. pp. 827.] 

Memoir of the Life and Services of Colonel John Nixon. Prepared at the request of the 
commit n the restoration of Independence Hall, for the National Centennial Com- 
memoration of July 2, 1776, and presented at the meeting in Independence Chamber, 
Saturday July 1, 1876. By Charles Henry Hart. (Reprinted from "The Pennsylvania 
M^gazfneoi ^History and Biography.'') Philadelphia: 1877. [8vo. pp. not numbered.] 

Annual Report of the Governor of the Northwestern Branch, National Home for Disabled 
Volunteer Soldiers. 1877. National Home Job Printing Establishment, near Milwaukee, 
Wisconsin, January, 1878. [8vo.pp.24.] «_„,,-. 

Proceedings at the Dedication of the Jamaica Plain Branch of the Boston Public Library 
December 6 1877. Boston : Issued by the Boston Public Library. Rockwell & Churchill, 
City Printers, 39 Arch Street. 1878. [8vo. pp. 23.] 

Contributions to the History of Medical Education and Medical Institutions in the United 
StSefof America, 1776-1876. Special Report prepared for the United States . Bnrean i of 
EducationfSI ^NS. Davis, A.M., M.D. Washington: Government Printing Office. 1877. 

[8 No. P I P II. Proceedings of the Worcester Society of Antiquity for the year 1877, .together 
with Inscriptions from the Old Burial Grounds in Worcester, Massachusetts, from 1727 to 
1859 wltTBiogmphical and Historical Notes. Worcester, Mass. : Published by the Society. 
1878'. U.S.A. cii. [8vo. pp. 124. J 

Centennial Historical Discourse of the Presbyterian Church, Bedford, N. H., delivered 
Sabbath July 2 1876, by the pastor, Rev. Ira C. Tyson. Prepared by direction of the 
Gouni Assembly of 'the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America. Manches- 
ter • John B. Clarke's Steam Book and Job Press. 18/6. [8vo. pp. 29.J 

Contributions to a Catalogue of the Lenox Library No. I. Voyages of Hulsms, &c. 
New York : Printed for the Trustees. 1877. [8vo. pp. 24.] 

Addresses delivered at the Annual Meeting of the Chicago Historical Society, November 
19 1868 bv Hon. J. Young Scammon and Hon. Isaac N. Arnold. Incidents in the lives of 
President Lincoln and Major Anderson, in the Black Hawk War Luther Haven George 
Man ierre and o her early settlers in Chicago, together with a sketch of the late Col. John 
H KhSe by his wife Juliette A. Kinzie; Fead before the Society, Tuesday Evening July 
17 1877 SketcheTof Billy Caldwell and Shabonee. By William Hickling Esq., and Col. 
G'S HubK and "The 7 Winnebago Scare," by Hiram W. Beckwith, Esq. Chicago: 
Fergus Printing Company, 244-8 Illinois Street. 1877. [8vo. pp. 52.] 

Finding Lists of the Portland Public Library. W. S. Jones, Publisher. 1877. B. Inurs- 
ton & Co., Printers. Portland. [8vo. pp. 143.] 

Fund Publication No. 1 1 . Maryland's Influence in Founding a National Commonwealth, 
or thrHistorv o? the Accession of Public Lands by the Old Confederation [Seal ] A 
Pape read beVre the Maryland Historical Society, April 9, 1877, by Herbert fe. Adams, 
PhD., Fellow in History, John Hopkins University. Baltimore : 1877. [8vo. pp. 123.] 

Circulars of Information of the Bureau of Education. Nos. I. and II. 18/7 

Washington : Government Printing Office. 1877. [8vo. pp. lUo.J 

1878.1 Deaths. 259 

Deeds of John Grenaway, 1650. By William B. Trask. 1878. [8vo. pp. 4.J 

Public Ledger Almanac. 1878. George W. Childs, Publisher, Chestnut Street, Philadel- 
phia. [8vo. pp. 57.] 

A Catalogue of the Officers and Students of Tufts College, 1877-8, and Triennial. 
Boston : Printed by John S. Spooner, Province Street. [8vo. pp. 37+19.] 

Sketch of the Life of William Blanchard Towne, A.M., Founder of the Towne Memorial 
Fund of the New England Historic, Genealogical Society, by John Ward Dean, Editor of 
the Historical and Genealogical Register. Printed at the charge of said Fund. Boston : 
Published by the New England Historic, Genealogical Society, 18 Somerset Street. 1878. 
[8vo. pp. 15.] 

Memoir of James William Beekman. Prepared at the request of the Saint Nicholas 
Society of the City of New York, by Edward F. De Lancey. New York ; Published by the 
Society. 1877. [8vo. pp. 17.] 

The Bristol County Directory. Containing a classified list of the professions, trades, 
mercantile and manufacturing pursuits, arranged alphabetically for each city and town in 
the county of Bristol, Mass., also containing Registers of the societies, town and county 
officers, etc., in the same county. Compiled and published by Dean Dudley & Co., 286 
Washington Street. Boston : 1878. [8vo. pp. 212.] 

The Chelsea aud Revere Directory for the Year 1878. No. 14. Compiled and published 
by John Sale. Chelsea : Sold by Samuel Orcutt, 258 Broadway, corner Third Street, and 
at Boyden's Bookstore, 218 Broadway. [Price, $2.00.] [8vo. pp. 272.] 

Oregon. Facts regarding its climate, soil, mineral and agricultural resources, means of 
communication, commerce and industry, laws, etc. etc., for general information, with maps. 
. . . Oregon State Board of Immigration, Eastern Office, No. 328 Washington Street, 
Boston, Mass. 1877. [8vo. pp. 48.] 

Philadelphia Social Science Association. Cause and Cure of Hard Times. A paper read 
before the above Association, January 17, 1878. By Mr R. J. Wright. Published by the 
Philadelphia Social Science Association, 720 Locust Street, Philadelphia. [8vo. pp. 20.] 

An Historical Discourse on Occasion of the 70th Anniversary of the Gathering of the 
Second Church, Dorchester, delivered January 6, 1878. By James H. Means, D.D. 
Boston: Frank Wood, Printer, 352 Washington Street. 1878. [8vo. pp. 28.] 

Discourse Commemorative of the late Professor Sandborn Tenney, of Williams College, 
by P. A. Chadbourne, D.D., LL.D., President of the College. New York : G. P. Putnam's 
Sons, 182 Fifth Avenue. 1877. [12mo. pp. 25.] 

Register of the Confederate Dead [Vignette] interred in the Hollywood Cemetery, Rich- 
mond, Va. Richmond: Gary, Clemmitt & Jones, Printers. 1869. [Royal 8vo. pp. 116 
4-1. With " Map of the Area occupied by the Confederate Dead.''] 

Address of the Hon. Marshall P. Wilder at the Annual Meeting of the New-England 
Historic, Genealogical Society, January 2, 1878, and other Proceedings. [Seal.] Boston : 
Published at the Society's House, 18 Somerset Street. 1878. [8vo. pp. 46.] 


Bowles, Samuel, in Springfield, Mass., Mr. Bowles was the author of two 

Jan. 16, a. 51. He was b. Feb. 9, 1826, books : " Our New West," and " The 

in Springfield, where his father had, in Switzerland of America." 
1824, settled and established the Weekly 

Republican. At sixteen, having obtained Doran, John, Ph.D., F.S.A., editor of 
a good common school education, he Notes and Queries, and an interesting and 
entered his father's printing office, and, prolific writer, died in London, January 
at eighteen, induced his father to start 25, after a short illness, in his 71st year, 
the Daily Republican, the first number of He was born in London in 1807, his 
which appeared March 27, 1844. There family having originally belonged to 
was then no other daily newspaper out- Dro^heda, Ireland, 
side of Boston. His father died in 1851, Mr. Thorns, the founder and first 
after which he had the principal charge editor of N. & Q., pays a tribute in 
of the paper, and by his energy, saga- that periodical, Feb. 2, 1878, to the mem- 
city and literary skill, made it the lead- ory of his successor, from which we 
ing paper in the western part of the make an extract : " Receiving his early 
state. Few papers in Massachusetts education in France and Germany, and 
have exerted a greater influence. gifted with a memory that never failed 




him, Dr. Doran was eminently fitted to 
discharge the responsible duties of an 
editor — duties calling for a combination 
of firmness in maintaining the character 
of the journal under his charge, with a 
delicate regard for the susceptibilities 
of contributors. Dr. Doran was, I be- 
lieve, under twenty when his 'prentice 
hand directed the Literary Chronicle ; 
and, for the last quarter of a century, 
hardly a publishing season has returned 
without producing some valued work 
from his pen. During the whole of this 
time he was a constant contributor to 
various literary journals ; and yet, such 
was his industry, that all this labor did 
not compel him to withdraw from that 
society where he was always so heartily 
welcomed, and where his loss will be so 
deeply deplored." 

At various times Dr. Doran acted as 
editor of the London Athenceum. He 
began editing Notes and Queries, Oct 5, 
1872, on the retirement of William J. 
Thorns, F.S.A. 

Howland, Benjamin Baker, in Newport, 
R. L, Oct. 21, 1877, ae. 90. He was 
born in Newport, Dec. 11, 1787. He 
was a descendant in the sixth genera- 
tion from John and Elizabeth (Tilley) 
Howland, pilgrims of the Mayflower, 
through Jabez, 2 one of the first settlers 
of Bristol ; Joseph, 2 Joseph* and Henry, b 
his father, who died in 1843, aged 93. 
For fifty years, from 1825, he was in the 
service of the town and city of Newport, 
as town and probate clerk. In 1829, he 
was elected a member of the Rhode 
Island Historical Society, and from 1829 
to 1835, and from 1838 to 1877, he held 
the office of cabinet keeper for the south- 
ern department. {Com. by J. A. How- 
land, Esq., of Providence, R. /.) 

Huntington, Rev. Elijah Baldwin, in 
South Coventry, Ct., Dec. 27, 1877, a. 
61. He was a son of Dea. Nehemiah 
Huntington, and was born in Bozrah, 
Ct., Aug. 14, 1816. He was a member 
of Yale College, class of 1840, and re- 
ceived from that college, in 1851, the 
honorary degree of A.M. He was 
licensed to preach in 1845, and, in 1848, 
was ordained at Putnam, Ct., but was 
dismissed from his charge for vocal 
weakness in 1850; afier which he de- 
voted himself to teaching in Stamford. 
In 1875, he was settled over the Congre- 
gational church at South Coventry. He 
published a genealogy of the Huntington 
Family in 1863, and a History of Stam- 
ford, Ct., in 1868. He also made large 
collections for a genealogy of the La- 
throp family. On the 6th of March, 
1843, he married Julia Maria, daughter 

of Thomas and Laura (Lathrop) Welch, 
of Windham, who survives him. 

Perry, Mrs. Catharine Whittimore, at the 
residence of her daughter (Mrs. James 
E. Butts, Jr.), in Buttsville, McKean 
Co., Pa., Jan. 20, a. 72. She was the 
daughter of Lieut. William Stevens, 
who served in the war of 1812, by his 
wife Rebecca Bacon, and was born in 
Bath, Me., June 7, 1805. She married, 
Nov. 11, 1825, Stephen Perry, Esq., who 
died in 1870 {ante, xxiv. 196). She was 
the eldest sister of the Rt. Rev. William 
Bacon Stevens, D.D., LL.D., bishop of 
Pennsylvania, and the mother of the 
Rt. Rev. William Stevens Perry, D.D., 
LL.D., bishop of Iowa. She was a 
faithful wife and mother, a firm friend, 
and a zealous and devoted member of 
the Episcopal Church. 

Porter, Col. Joseph, in Lowell, Me., 
Feb. 6, a. 77. He was a son of Lebbeus 
and Polly (Brastow) Porter, and was 
born in Wrentham, Mass., Dec. 19, 1800. 
He was a descendant in the seventh 
generation from Richard 1 Porter, of 
Weymouth, freeman 1655, through 
John, 2 by w. Deliverance Byram ; Sam- 
uel, 3 by w. Mary Nash ; Samuel, 4 by w. 
Sarah Josselyn ; Joseph,* by w. Eliza- 
beth Burrill ; and Lebbeus, 6 his father. 
He was one of the original members of 
the village church (Orthodox) at Dor- 
chester Lower Mills ; was elected captain 
of the Dorchester Rifle Company in 
1830, and in 1833 was chosen colonel o" 
the First Infantry Regiment. In 1834 
he removed to Brewer, Me., and in 
1840, to Lowell, Me. On the breaking 
out of the Northeastern boundary- 
troubles, in 1839, he raised a company 
of volunteers and went to the scene of 
action on the Aroostook river, and soon 
after was chosen colonel of the volunteer 
troops of twelve companies. Col. Por 
ter was for several years a county com 
missioner for Penobscot county, and 
member of the Maine Legislature. He 
was father of the Hon. Joseph W. Por 
ter, of Burlington. 

Sever, Mrs. Anne Elizabeth Parsons, ir 
Boston, Dec. 15, 1877. She was th< 
widow of Col. James Warren Sever, 
member of this society, a sketch o: 
whose life will be found in the Regis- 
ter, xxvi. 317. In her will she lef 
generous bequests to many public insti 
tutions, among them five thousand dol 
lars to the New England Historic 
Genealogical Society (ante, p. 139).^ 
biographical sketch will appear in 
future number. 

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As soon as a sufficient number of subscribers shall have been obtained, it is proposed to 
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with abstracts of the titles of all the landed estates within the limits of the late city of 
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the same period as the genealogies. 

These abstracts and genealogies are derived from the municipal records of Charlestown, 
Registries of Deeds and Probate and court files of Middlesex and Suffolk, Registries of 
neighboring towns, church registers, family and private records, and, in fine, from every 
known and available source of information. The compiler, Mr. Thomas B. Wymax, 
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now or at an earlier date inhabiting the territory embraced in this ancient town. It is 
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and page of the original record. Hence by means of this work the titles to real estate may 
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The city of Charlestown, in token of its appreciation of the value of this compilation 
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Ordered, that for the encouragement of the printing of the collection above described, the City 
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(From second page of cover.) 

ington County, Ohio; William Blackstone, 256 ; Dedication of the Boston Army 
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Old Mirror, 257 252-257 

XXII. List of Recent Publications 257-259 

XXIII. Deaths: 

Samuel Bowles; Dr. John Doran, 259; Benjamin B. Howland; Rev. E. B. 
Huntington; Mrs. Catharine W. Perry ; Col. Joseph Porter; Mrs. Anne E. P. 
Sever, 260 259-260 


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Memoir of Roger Clap, 1630. Editions of 1844-55. 

Annals of the Town of Dorchester. By James Blake, 1750. Edition 1846. 

Journal of Richard Mather, 1635. His Life and Death, 1670. Edition 1850. 

Pilgrimage to Palestine, with Notes and Observations on the present condition of the Holy 
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*** Illustration: Portrait of HENRY WILSON (to face page 261). 
I. Biographical Sketch of the Hon. Henky Wilson. By the Rev. Elias Nason 

II. Henshaw's Account of the Stamp-Act Riot. Com. by John S. H Fogg, M.D. 268 

III. Record from the Leonard Family Bible. Com. by Henry E. Watte, Esq. . 269 

IV. Autobiography of William Rotch. Com. by Frederick C. Sanford, Esq. . 271 
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XL Prison Ships and Old Mill Prison, Plymouth, England. Diary of Samuel 

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Esq., 355 ; Henry B. Groves, Esq. ; Thomas E. Whitney, A.M., 3)6 . 349-3o7 

XXII. Notices of Recent Publications 357-368 

XXIII. List of Recent Publications 369-371 

XXIV. Deaths • 3 J 2 

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■ ' I I 




JULY, 1878. 


By the Rev. Elias Nason, M.A. 

I^HIS eminent statesman and author was the son of Winthrop* 
- and Abigail (Witham) Colbath, and was born in Farmington,. 
Strafford County, N. H., on the 16th day of February, 1812. 

The Colbath, Coolbroth, or Calbreath* family is of respectable 1 
Scottish origin, and emigrated in or about 1719 to this country from 
the north of Ireland. The name appears on the records of Newington, 
then a part of Portsmouth, N. H., as early as 1725, f and James 
Colbath, with his wife Olive, removed from that place to that part of 
Rochester, now Farmington, N. H., in or about the year 1783. 
They had issue — Leighton, Independence, Winthrop, Hunking, 
Benning, Keziah, Deborah and Amy. 

Winthrop, the grandfather of Mr. Wilson, married Hannah 
Rollins, of Newington, and had, inter alios, Winthrop, born in 
Rochester, April 7, 1787 ; married Abigail Witham (born March 
21, 1785) and died in Natick, Mass., Feb. 10, 1860. She died 
in the same town, April 8, 1866. The}' had issue — Jeremiah Jones 
(subsequently Henry Wilson), John F., Charles, Samuel, George 
A. and Albert Colbath. 

The house in which the Colbath family dwelt stood on the right 
bank of the Cocheco River in Farmington, and has long since fall- 
en into ruins. They were poor, but honest people, gaining a scanty 
subsistence by hard and incessant toil. Jeremiah was early sent to 

* The Calbreath coat-of-arms (Scotland) is a "Bendy of six argent and azure, on a 
chief sable three crosses pattee or." — Burke's Encyclopedia of Heraldry, in loco. 

f Mary Coolbroth " owned the covenant "and was baptized Sept. 29, 1725. Her child- 
ren, James, Pitman, William, Joseph, Benjamin, Susannah and Mehitable, were also then 
baptized. George Coolbroth " owned the covenant " and was baptized Feb. 4, 1728. He 
married in 1734 Elizabeth Hoyt. Their son Samuel was baptized Oct. 19, 1735. Leighton,. 
son of James Coolbroth, was baptized Dec. 1, 1739.— Newington (N. H.) Records. 

vol. xxxii. 24 

262 Biographical Sketch of Henry Wilson. [July, 

the district school, where he very soon learned to read and write y 
and where he always held himself in readiness to defend the weaker 
party. Here is an instance. On one bitter cold winter morning, 
he saw the older boys huddling around the large fire-place of the 
school-house and crowding the younger lads away to shiver on the 
long oaken benches, Indignant at such selfishness, he challenged 
one of the larger boys to fight with him ; he gained the victory, 
and so established the right of his party to an equal footing at the 
fire. For this he received his only flogging at school. In the main 
he was an obedient and industrious scholar, improving well such 
opportunities as he had of acquiring the rudiments of a common 

When about eight years old, a little incident occurred which had 
some influence on his future life. While playing one day in a sand- 
bank, a lady, passing in her carriage and observing him without 
either hat or shoes on, stopped and asked him if he knew how to 

" Yes, ma'am, pretty well," he answered. 

" Come, then, to my house to-morrow," said she, and drove away. 

It was Mrs. Anstress ( Woodbury ^ Eastman, wife of the Hon. 
Nehemiah Eastman, who lived in Farmington. Early the next 
morning Jeremiah went to see the lady, who said to him, " I intend 
to give a Testament to some one that will make good use of it ; now 
take this book and let me hear you read." He read a chapter clev- 
erly. " Now carry the book home with you," said she, " read it 
through and you may have it." 

At the expiration of a week he called again at Mrs. Eastman's, 
told her he had read the book from end to end, and found it very 
interesting. She examined him, and saw to her surprise that he 
had not only read all the Testament, but had also treasured much 
of it in his memory. This, he subsequently declared, was the start- 
ing point in his intellectual life. Could he have had a better one? 

On the 7th of August, 1822, he went to live with Mr. William 
Knight, a substantial and hard-working yeoman of Farmington, to 
whom he was bound by indenture until the age of twenty-one. By 
the conditions agreed on, he was to work on the farm, to have his 
food and raiment, the privilege of attending school one month every 
winter, and to receive, at the end of his term of service, six sheep 
and a yoke of oxen. 

Later in life he touchingly alluded to these early days of trial in 
the following words : 

" Poverty cast her dark and chilling shadow over the home of my child- 
hood, and want was there sometimes an unbidden guest. At the age of ten 
years, to aid him who gave me being in keeping the gaunt spectre from 
the hearth of the mother who bore me, I left the home of my boyhood and 
went to earn my bread by daily labor." 

1878.] Biographical Sketch of Henry Wilson, 263 

As he advanced in years his toil upon the farm became more ar- 
duous. With his master he cut wood in winter, and swung the 
scythe in summer. Up early and down late, he had but little time 
for rest or recreation ; and as for money, that was out of the ques- 
tion. Coming to him one day, his master said : "Jerry, dig up that 
old stump in the garden and you shall have a penny ; but mind me, 
you must do it after we come home from work at night ! " The 
stump was large and sent its roots far down into the soil. The 
youth examined it, and then at the close of day began with spade 
and pick-axe the hard work of excavation. He toiled night after 
night, trenching, sapping, undermining; but still the veteran of 
many centuries clung immoveably to its earthy bed. At length 
Fast Day came on, and, working several hours by sunlight, he suc- 
ceeded in removing the ancient settler from the garden. He claimed 
his wages, and received just one copper cent — the first piece of money 
that he ever earned. 

Though held to such unremitting labor, he still found time to 
read upon the sabbath, and by the pine torch in the long winter 
evenings. This was his diversion. Mrs. Eastman gave him access 
to her husband's well selected library, and such was his thirst for 
information that when his term of service with Mr. Knight expired, 
he had perused nearly a thousand volumes of history, biography, 
travels and romances ; together with all the then published volumes 
of the North American Review. His retentive memory held this 
literary wealth in store for the occasion. 

On arriving at the age of twenty-one years, he received of Mr. 
Knight five sheep and a yoke of oxen, all of which brought him 
eighty-four dollars in cash. His first step now was to have his 
name, Jeremiah Jones Colbath, changed by an act of legislature 
to that of Henry Wilson, and his second step was to seek 

One month he spent in cutting logs in the woods for the saw-mill. 
For it he received six dollars ; "and when I got the money," said 
he, many years afterwards, "those dollars looked as large to me as 
the moon looks to-ni<dit," 


Seeing that a fortune could not soon be made in this way, Mr. 
Wilson set out on foot and alone for Natick, Mass., which was then 
somewhat noted for the manufacture of brogans. He went by the 
way of Newburyport and Boston, wishing, as he said, to see but 
just two objects on the route — the Bunker Hill Monument and the 
office of the North American Review ! Having satisfied his curi- 
osity as to these respective points, he arrived pennyless in Natick, 
and at once began to learn the trade of making shoes. His eye was 
keen, his hand was quick, and he soon became a proficient in the 
business — making, in one instance, forty-seven and a half pairs of 
brogans without indulging in repose. The object of his incessant 
labor here was to procure the means for obtaining an education. In 

264 Biographical Sketch of Henry Wilson. [July, 

a debating club, established in the winter of 1835, he began to de- 
Telop that ability and freedom in extemporaneous speaking for which 
he afterwards became so conspicuous. 

In the spring of 1836 he visited Washington, D. C, and ob- 
serving here the sale of the colored people, together with the sub- 
serviency of northern congressmen to the slave power, he says : 

" I left the capital of my country with the unalterable resolution to give 
-all that I had and all that I hoped to have of power to the cause of eman- 
cipation in America." 

The position then taken he never abandoned, and it may be con- 
sidered as the key to his political life. Returning from Washing- 
ton, he studied successively at the academies in Strafford, Wolfboro' 
and Concord, N. H., acquainting himself with the principles of 
geometry, astronomy, rhetoric, intellectual philosophy and the evi- 
dences of Christianity ; but on account of the failure of a friend to 
whom he had lent his money, he was, in 1837, obliged to abandon 
his academical studies and to betake himself to some employment 
to obtain a livelihood. Coming back to Natick, he for some time 
taught one of the public schools, and then, with a very slender capi- 
tal, began to manufacture shoes for the southern market. This was 
in the spring of 1838 ; and for ten consecutive years he continued, 
with more or less success, to carry on this business. 

He married, October 28, 1840, Miss Harriet Malvina, daughter 
of Mr. Amasa and Mrs. Mary (Toombs) Howe, by whom he had 
one son, Henry Hamilton Wilson, born Nov. 11, 1846, and died 
at Austin, Texas, Dec. 24, 1866. 

Mr. Wilson commenced his political career as a whig in 1840, 
advocating in many public addresses the election of Mr. Harrison 
to the presidency, and securing for himself a seat in the state legis- 
lature, where he soon became prominent as a defender of the rights 
of the working classes, and as an advocate of the emancipation of 
the slave. As a member of the State Senate in 1844 and in 1845, 
he still labored, against bitter opposition, for the acknowledgment 
of the rights of the colored people. In the year following he was 
-elected general of the third brigade of militia, which office he held 
five consecutive years ; he was also elected to the lower house of 
the general court, where in February he made a memorable speech 
against the longer existence of slavery in America. 

A delegate to the Whig National Convention at Philadelphia in 
1848, which nominated Gen. Taylor for the presidency, he with- 
drew from that body and assisted in the organization of the Free 
Soil party. In support of this he edited, with ability, " The Repub- 
lican," from November, 1848, until January, 1851. As chairman 
of the Free Soil State Committee he denounced the sentiments of 
Daniel Webster's speech of March the 7th, 1850, and effected a 
coalition between the Free Soil and Democratic parties, by which 

1878.] Biographical Sketch of Henry Wilson* 265 

means George S. Bout well was elected governor of the state, and 
Charles Sumner senator in Congress. 

In 1851-2 Mr. Wilson was sent to the State Senate, of which he 
was elected president. In 1853 he took a prominent part in the 
State Constitutional Convention, speaking on almost every question 
which came before that body. 

His leading political idea was " Death to human servitude ! " and 
for the sake of bringing as much influence as possible to bear on 
this question, he entered the following year into the American 
Party. For this course he was severely criticized by those who did 
not understand his motive. 

On the resignation of Edward Everett, Mr. Wilson was elected 
member of the United States Senate, where on the tenth of Febru- 
ary, 1855, he took his seat. He was forty-three years old, well 
read in civil and constitutional history, prompt and fearless in de- 
bate, and solid as a rock in principle. The times were stormy ; the 
collision between the North and South upon the slavery question 
had begun in earnest, and Mr. Wilson threw himself with his whole 
heart into the contest. In his very first congressional speech he 
said : ? We mean, Sir, to place in the councils of the nation men 
who, in the words of Jefferson, r have sworn on the altar of God 
eternal hostility to every kind of oppression to the mind and body 
of man.' " 

Guided by this principle, and ably meeting every question on the 
grounds of the constitution, Mr. Wilson soon became the acknow- 
ledged leader of the anti-slavery party in the national legislature. 

For his masterly defence of his colleague, Charles Sumner, when 
struck down by Preston C. Brooks, in May, 1856, he received a 
challenge from that congressman to fight a duel. But though fear- 
less for himself, his memorable reply was, M I have always regard- 
ed duelling as the lingering relic of a barbarous civilization, which 
the law of the country has branded as a crime. While therefore I 
religiously believe in the right of self-defence in its broadest sense, 
the law of my country and the mature civilization of my whole life 
alike forbid me to meet you for the purpose indicated in your letter." 

In March, 1858, Mr. Wilson made an eloquent speech in defence 
of Massachusetts and of free labor; and in January, 1859, was 
reelected to the senate, where his course was marked by such wisdom 
and ability in debate, that the General Court, June 16, 1860, passed 
a resolution thanking him for " his able, fearless, and always prompt 
defence of the great principles of human freedom while acting as a 
senator and as a citizen of the Old Bay State." 

At the opening of the rebellion in 1861, Mr. Wilson, as chair- 
man of the military committee of the senate, was in a position to ren- 
der important service to the administration ; and when he saw that 
the arbitration of the great national question must be settled by the 
bayonet, he bent his whole energies to the support of the govern- 
vol. xxxii. 24* 

266 Biographical Sketch of Henry Wilson. [July, 

ment — introducing bills for the organization and equipment of 
troops, and employing every means available for developing and 
concentrating the military and naval forces of the north. From the 
outset of the contest he entertained the most profound conviction 
that the cause of freedom would eventually triumph ; and in those 
days of doubt and apprehension his cheerful voice was heard in con- 
gress, camp and club-room, counselling united action and confiding 
trust in God. His activity at this time drew from Gen. Winfield 
Scott the remark that " Senator Wilson had done more work in that 
short session (of congress) than all the chairmen of the military 
committees had done for the last twenty years." 

Immediately after the disastrous battle of Bull Run, July 21, 
1861, he returned to Massachusetts, held a meeting in Faneuil 
Hall, Boston, and in less than forty days succeeded in recruiting 
about twenty-three hundred volunteers. Out of them was formed 
the 2 2d regiment, of which he was for a time commander. Return- 
ing to his senatorial duties at the close of 1861, he framed and re- 
ported bill after bill to meet the exigencies of the war, to protect 
the freedmen, and to sustain the government; and none more than 
he rejoiced at the ultimate triumph of that cause which he had la- 
bored so persistently to maintain. 

In February, 1865, he was again returned to the senate, and in 
April of the same year he was called to mourn the death of Abra- 
ham Lincoln, with whom he had been on the most intimate terms 
during the whole fearful struggle of the civil war. 

On the twenty-fifth anniversary of his marriage (Oct. 27, of this 
year), the friends of Mr. and Mrs, Wilson assembled at their house 
in Natick, and made them a present of $4,000, together with many 
valuable articles of silver ware. 

To the policy of Andrew Johnson Mr. Wilson was decidedly 
opposed ; and during the long discussion of the reconstruction mea- 
sures steadily and manfully upheld the interests of the colored race. 

Though an earnest friend of temperance and of religion from his 
youth, he delayed uniting with any communion until November 25, 
1866, when he became a member of the Congregational Church at 
Natick. Early in the year following he established the Congres- 
sional Temperance Society, of which he was chosen president ; and 
soon after made a tour through the southern states, addressing large 
assemblies at Richmond, Charleston, New Orleans and other cities. 
He was generally received with favor ; but while speaking at New 
Orleans a rifle was discharged at him from some one in the street, 
the ball striking into the ceiling near him. Returning home he made 
many addresses on behalf of temperance, and in September presided 
over the Republican Convention in Worcester, speaking hopefully 
of the Republic. In May, 1870, he was called to deplore the loss 
of Mrs. Wilson, a lady of singular grace and excellence, who after 
a long and painful disease, died at Natick on the 28th of that month. 

1878.] Biographical Sketch of Henry Wilson. 267 

In order to relieve his mind from its load of sorrow, he spent the 
summer of 1871 abroad, and became personally acquainted with 
Mr. Gladstone, Thomas Hughes, and other celebrities of the old 

In November, 1872, he was elected Vice-President of the United 
States, and on the 4th of March, 1873, came to preside over that 
senatorial body of which he had been a member for more than twen- 
ty years, and in which he had achieved so many victories. 

In addition to his senatorial labors and public speaking, he had 
been long engaged in preparing important works for the press, writ- 
ing sometimes as much as sixteen hours a day. No human brain is 
sufficient for this incessant toil ; and not long after his inauguration 
his facial nerve became partially paralyzed. He rallied, however, 
from this attack, spent the summer of 1874 at various watering 
places, and presided over the senate a few days at the close of the 
year. In the spring of 1875 he visited the south-western states, and 
was elected president of the Republican Convention at Worcester 
in September ; but his days on earth were soon to terminate. A 
second and a third paralytic shock soon followed, and he expired 
at the capitol at Washington on the 2 2d of November, 1875, in 
the 64th year of his age. 

Funeral services were held in Washington, Baltimore, Philadel- 
phia, New York, Boston, and at his home in Natick, where he was 
buried beside his wife and son, on the 30th of November. 

The subject of this memoir was a self-made man. He had a re- 
tentive memory, a ready now of language, and a remarkable fore- 
sight as to political events. Of a bright and hopeful turn of mind, 
he made the most of every circumstance, and never wasted time " in 
striking," as he said, " back blows on his enemy." Few men have 
risen from such a low position to such an eminence as he attained. 
Few men have served their country with a more enlightened patri- 
otism, or left a fairer name than Henry W^ilson. In person he was 
strong and well proportioned. His height was five feet and ten 
inches; his countenance frank and open, his complexion light and 
clear, and his dress plain and becoming. His property, amounting 
in all to about $10,000, he left by will, dated April 21, 1874, for 
the benefit of Mrs. Mary Howe, his mother-in-law, for the support 
and education of Miss Eva Wilson, his adopted daughter, and for 
some other minor purposes. 

His writings, the titles of which I have only space to name, are 
a valuable contribution to our political literature : 

1. " History of the Anti-Slavery Measures of the Thirty-seventh and 
Thirty-eighth United States Congresses, 1861-1865." Pp. 424. 

2. " The Testimonies of American Statesmen and Jurists to the Truths 
of Christianity." 

3. " Military Measures of the United States Congress, 1861-1865." 
Pp. 88. 

268 Account of the Stamp-Act Riot. [July, 

4. " History of the Rise and Fall of the Slave Power in America." 
3 vols. This is Mr. Wilson's greatest work. The last volume was completed 
after his decease, by the Rev. Samuel Hunt. 

5. " The History of the Reconstruction Measures of the Thirty-ninth 
and Fortieth Congresses." Pp. 467. 

6. " The New Departure of the Republican Party." Atlantic Monthly 
for January, 1871. 

Mr. Wilson became a resident member of the New-England 
Historic, Genealogical Society, August 5, 1859. 

[A memoir of Vice-President Wilson, by the Rev. Elias Nason, the writer of this 
sketch, was published in a duodecimo of 419 pages, by B. B. Russell, of Boston, 
in 1872, during the life-time and with the approval of Mr. Wilson {ante., xxvi. 451). 
The portrait which illustrates this article was engraved for that work. In 1876, a 
few months after the death of the vice-president, a second edition, enlarged and re- 
vised {ante, xxx. 272), was issued. — Ed.] 


Communicated by John S. H. Fogg, M.D., of South Boston, Mass. 

THE following letter, giving a detailed account of the Stamp- Act 
riot in Boston on the morning of the 26th of August, 1765, is 
of some historical interest. Agreeing, generally, with the account 
of that affair as given by Warren, Gordon, Hutchinson and others, 
it yet differs somewhat from them in its details. It is valuable as 
the testimony of an eye-witness, who was himself no mean actor in 
the stirring events of those times. For more extended information 
of the author of this letter, and his family, the reader is referred to 
the Register, vol. xxii. pp. 106-115. 

Boston Aug 1 : 28: 1765. 
Couz 11 : David. 

I with as much Reluctance and Sorrow employ my Pen at this Time 
as I did with Pleasure when I wrote you last, but being sensible you are 
fond of hearing News even when it is bad, I shall give you an Account of 
the base Proceedings of a Mob on Monday Evening, which in short overset 
all the approved of Measures the other had taken. 

At Dusk as I was setting in our front Room I observed that Numbers 
went by in Gangs, which made me mistrustful that there was something 
going forward, my reading the Paper kept me in till I heard one and ano- 
ther in their Return Home telling some very extraordinary Things, for 
Instance, that there were two Houses laid flat and that they were about a 
third. I could no longer tarry in but thought I wou'd go at least as far as 
I might get a true Information, which I did soon after I went out, it being 
late I return'd. With Respect to M r Story's House where they went first, 
they pulled down the Windows of his Office and burnt all the Papers there- 
in, which is a great Loss to the publick, broke all the rest of his Windows, 

1878.] Record from the Leonard Family-Bible. 269 

what Damage they did in his House I can't say, the Reason of this is [as 
is said] that he did something amiss in the office he sustains in the Customs 
relating to some Gentlemen's Characters in this Town. With Respect to 
M r : Hallo well's House, to which they went next, upon their Arrival they 
found others there, who had begun the Destruction, they join'd in it, broke 
all his Windows, took down some very curious carv'd Work in one of his 
Rooms, drank a great Deal of Wine and did no Doubt other Damage, this 
they say was because he had given out he would not value taking the Post 
of Stamp-Master, this Gentleman is also in the Custom-House. 

With Respects to the Lieu 1 : Governor's House, where they ended their 
vile Transactions, such as were never heard of here before, they had then 
rais'd a greater Number and were intoxicated with Liquor, broke his Win- 
dows, threw all his Furniture out of his House, stamp'd upon the Chairs, 
Mahogany Tables, very handsome large gilt-framed Pictures, the Peices 
of which lay in Piles in the Street, open'd his Beds and let all the Feathers 
out, took ten thousand Pounds in Cash, took all his Cloathes, Linnen, 
Plate and every Thing he had, cut the Balcony off of the Top of his House, 
pulled down all the Fruit-Trees in his Garden, and did him in all £25000 
Damage and all this for their Suspicion of his being a Promoter of the 
Stamp Act, for it was but Suspicion only, as every one who thinks well is 
certain that he was much against it : my being more particular in this last 
is because it is by far the worst, and I went over the Ruins Yesterday. 

There was a Town Meeting call'd Yesterday Afternoon. The Town 
then unanimously voted their Disapprobation of the bad Proceedings of 
the last Night, and that the Selectmen and Magistrates should use their 
utmost Endeavours agreable to Law to prevent the like for the future 
and that the Inhabitants shou'd give them what Assistance they shou'd 
require therein. The Selectmen, Magistrates, and a great Number of 
Gentlemen were in the Town-House all the first of last Night attended 
with the Cadets, three Companies of the Militia and two Companies of 
Engine Men who were there all Night. In the Beginning of the Evening 
there was a Number collected and opposed the Cadets, knock'd one of 
them down with a stone. Col : Jarvis order'd them to advance and 
level their Peices, which they did and soon scatter'd them, they broke 
a few Squares in the Town House Windows but were peaceble the Re- 
mainder of the Night. This military Watch will be kept every Night 
for sometime, there being a Number of Houses allotted for Ruin by 
the Mob. It is really a very melancholy Affair but I hope there is a Stop 
put it. I must not enlarge as I have been very long in my Relation of it, 
but I thought being particular wou'd be most pleasing to you, therefore 
must only inform you that I rec'd your's of y e 25 Ins* and desire you to 
make my Duty and Love acceptable where due, and am a well- Wisher to 
the Colony and to you as an Individual. 

Joshua Henshaw. 


IN the Register for October, 1851 (ante, v. 403-414), is print- 
ed a " Genealogical Memoir of the Leonard Family," by the 
late William Reed Deane, Esq. ; and in the numbers for January, 
1853, and April, 1868 (ante, vii. 71-6; xxii. 140-3), Mr. Deane 

270 Record from the Leonard Family-Bible. [July, 

has communicated further particulars concerning this family. We 
have lately been furnished, by Henry E. Waite, Esq., of West 
Newton, Mass., with a copy of the records from the family-bible of 
Thomas Leonard, son of James Leonard, the immigrant progenitor 
of the Leonards of Taunton. It gives the precise date of the birth 
of Thomas Leonard himself, which Mr. Deane could not obtain ; 
and we find here other additional facts and variations in the record 
of his family, some of which we have indicated in foot-notes. Mr. 
Deane obtained his names and dates in this family from the Proprie- 
tors' Records of Taunton. The births, deaths and marriages in these 
records are printed in the Register, xvi. 324-8 ; xvii. 34-7. 
Thomas Leonard's family will be found in vol. xvii. p. 37. It will 
be noticed that the Proprietors' Records give the name of the child 
born April 28, 1682, as " Seth," while the family record has it 
"Elkanah." This is strange, as there was then living a son Elka- 
nah, born May 15, 1677, who lived to manhood and was father of 
Elkanah Leonard, a lawyer of note in his day in Middleboro'. 

The following copy of the record in the family-bible was furnished 
to Mr. Waite, by Charles L. Peirce, Esq., of Milwaukee, Wis., 
the owner of the book. The bible is in size " six by eight inches 
and two and one half inches thick ; and is bound in heavy leather." 
The first few pages, including the title-page, are gone. The title- 
page of the New Testament shows that it was " Imprinted at Lon- 
don by the Deputies of Christopher Barker Printer to the Queenes 
most Excellent Majestie, 1599." A copy of this edition of the 
Bible, similarly mutilated, is in the library of the New England 
Historic, Genealogical Society. It contains a record of the family 
of James Richards, of Hartford, Connecticut, one of the magistrates 
of that colony and a commissioner of the United Colonies. The 
book was presented to the Society by the late Francis Jackson, Esq. 

Thomas Leonard borne y e 3 of August 1641. 

Thomas Leonard & Mary Watson married august 21. 1662. 

Young Mary Leonard borne y e 2 of August 1663. 

Young Thomas Leonard borne y e 22 of Jan 1665. 

John Leonard borne y e 18. of Maye 1668. 

George Leonard borne y e 18 of Aprill 1670 1 mdclxx. 

Samuell Leonard Borne feb. 1. 1673 & dyed April 2 

— lkanah 3 Leonard borne 15 of may 1677. 

4 son of Thomas Leonard borne 17 decern. 1679 & deceased 8 th 

may 16 — .* 

- 6 borne 10 Aprill 1681. 

Elkanah 7 Leonard borne 28 April 1682 & dyed . 8 

Abiah 9 Leonard borne 3 of March 1684 dyed 15 July 1685. 
— beth 10 Leonard borne July 15 1686. 

» 1671.— W. R. Deane. 6 Died May 8, 1682.— lb. 8 Died Nov. 2, 1682.— lb. 

2 April 13, 1745.— lb. 6 a daughter, stillborn.— lb. 9 Phebe.— lb. 

3 Elkanah.— lb. 7 Seth.— lb. 10 Elizabeth.— lb. 

4 James. — lb. 

1878.] Autobiographical Memoir of William JRotch. 271 

f Samuel Leonard borne feb. 1 st 1673. 
•< Katharine Dean Born August 1680. 
( Samuel Leonard and Katharine Dean Married April y e 17 th 1701. 

Samuel Leonard their son, Born May 17 th 1702. 

Nathan Leonard their son, Born May 5 th 1704. 

Nehemiah Leonard Born June 30 th 1706 and lived sixteen days. 

Bethiah Leonard their daughter born July 20 th 1707. 

Abiel Leonard their son, born feb. 26 th 1710. 

Hazadiah Leonard their daughter, Born April 24 th 1712. 

Phebe Leonard their daughter, Born May 9 th 1714. 

Sophia Leonard their daughter Born March 9 th 1717. 

Elijah Leonard their son Born April 18 th 1719. 

Abiah Leonard their Daughter, Born Dec 16 th 1720. 

George Leonard their son, Born October 6 th 1723 on a Sabath morn- 
ing about half an hour before sunrise. 

[From another page.] 

George Leonard born Oct. 6 th 1723 on a Sabath morning about half an 

hour before sunrise. 
Charity Nelson, born Nov 13 th 1729 on a Thursday. 

George Leonard [and] Charity Nelson married January y e 5 th 1764. 
Abiah Leonard their daughter, Born May 19 th 1766 on Monday about 

3 oclock after noon. 
Charity Leonard their Daughter September y e 1 st . 1768 on a Thursday 

morning the sun about half an hour high. 

{Binajah Peirce, born April 10 th 1771. 
Charity Leonard born September 1 st 1768. 

Catharine Peirce born March 15 th 1800. 
John N. Peirce born 1801— 7 th July. 
Lucy Peirce born 1804 — 16 th April. 
Leonard Peirce born 1807 — 29. July. 




Communicated by Frederick C. Sanforp, Esq., of Nantucket, Mass. 
[Continued from page 155.] 

THE Chancellor of the Exchequer could not be expected to at- 
tend to all applications ; but I presume he laid mine before the 
Privy Council, as the secretary of the Council, Stephen Cotterel, 
sent me a note soon after this conversation, saying the Council 
would sit at an early day, when they would hear what I had to say. 
I waited for that early day a month, and then I waited on Secretary 
Cotterel to know what occasioned delay. His answer was that so 

272 Autobiographical Memoir of William Rotch, [July, 

much business lay before the Council that they had not been able to 
attend to it, but would soon. Thus I waited, not daring to leave 
town lest I should be called for. This state of things continued for 
more than four months, during which I received several what I 
called unmeaning court messages, such as, "They were sorry they 
were not able to send for me," &c. &c. 

I then desired them to appoint some person for me to confer with, 
that the matter might be brought to a close. This was done, but 
unhappily Lord Hawkesbury was the person. A greater enemy to 
America could not be found I believe in that body, nor hardly in the 
nation. I waited on him and informed him what encouragement I 
thought would induce a removal, which I estimated at £100 sterling 
transportation for a family of five persons, and £100 sterling settle- 
ment — say £20,000 sterling for a hundred families. " Oh," said he, 
" this is a great sum, and at this time, too, when we are endeavoring to 
economize our expenditures." I replied, " Thou mayst think it a 
great sum for this nation to pay, /think two thirds of it a great 
sum for you to have taken from me, as an individual, unjustly and 
illegally. We had a long conversation, and I left him to call again 
in a few days, which 1 did. I then added to my demand the liberty 
to bring thirty American ships for the fishery. " Oh no," said he, 
" that cannot be, our carpenters must be employed." I mentioned 
that we had some ships that were built before the war ; " those can 
surely be admitted?" "No, they must be British built." "Will 
it be any advantage if an emigration takes place, for the emigrants 
to bring property with them?" "Yes, certainly." "If they can 
invest their money in articles that will be worth double here to what 
they are at home, will that be an additional advantage to this coun- 
try? " " Yes." " Then why not bring ships, when two of ours will 
not cost one of yours ? " " Oh ! we don't make mercantile calcula- 
tions, 'tis seamen we want." "Then surely two of our vessels will an- 
swer your purpose better than one of yours, as they will make double 
the number of seamen, which is the thing aimed at." He saw 
that he was in a dilemma out of which he could not reason himself, 
and struggled through with some violence. He had made his own 
nice calculation of £87-10 for transportation and settlement for a 
family, and, said he, "I am about a fishery bill, and want to come 
at something I can insert." My answer was, " Thou canst go on 
with thy fishery bill. Thy offer is no object to me." 1 was then 
taking leave and withdrawing. " Well, Mr. Rotch, you'll call on 
me again in two or three days." " I see no necessity for it." " But 
I desire you would." " If thou desirest it perhaps I may call." 
However, he let me rest but one day, before he sent for me again. 
He had the same story over again, but I told him it was unneces- 
sary to enter again upon the subject. I then informed him that I 
had heard a rumor that Nantucket had agreed to furnish France 
with a quantity of oil. He stepped to his bureau and took out a file 

1878.] Autobiographical Memoir of William Rotch. 273 

of papers, from which he pretended to read an entire contradiction 
of the report, though I was satisfied there was not a line there on 
the subject. I said that it was only a vague report that I heard, 
and " I cannot vouch for the truth of it, but we are like drowning 
men catching at every straw that passes by ; therefore I am deter- 
mined to go to France and see what it is. If there is any such con- 
tract sufficient to retain us at Nantucket, neither you nor any other 
nation can have us, and if it is insufficient I shall endeavor to en- 
large it. " Ah ! " said he, " Quakers go to France?" " Yes, but 
with regret." I then parted with Lord Hawkesbury for the last 

I immediately embarked with my son for Dunkirk, where I drew 
up my proposals and sent them to Paris, not wishing to proceed fur- 
ther until I found the disposition of the French court. They sent 
for us to come immediately. We lost no time in answering the 
summons, and proceeded at once to Paris. The Master of Requests, 
who was the proper minister to receive our proposals, and make his 
remarks on the several articles, had examined them and made his 
remarks accordingly. The propositions were : 

1st. A full and free enjoyment of religion according to the prin- 
ciples of the people called Quakers. 

To which he annexed, " Accorcle." 

2d. An entire exemption from military requisitions of every 

To this he annexed the following just remark : " As they are a 
peaceable people and meddle not with the quarrels of princes, nei- 
ther internal nor external, this proposition may be granted." 

The other propositions related to the regulation of the whale 

We next proceeded to the several ministers, five in number, at 
Versailles, First to Calonne, Comptroller of Finance. We gave 
our reasons for not taking off our hats on introduction to them all. 
Calonne replied, " I care nothing for your hats if your hearts are 
right." Next we went to the aged Yergennes, Minister of Foreign 
Affairs, then to the Marshall De Castre, Minister of Marine, then 
to the Prince of Rubec, Generalissimo of Flanders ; at last to the 
Intendant of Flanders, who all agreed to my proposals. We then 
returned to Paris, and were to visit Versailles again to take leave, 
according to the etiquette of the court. 

Before we set off, one of the ministers asked us if we did not wish 
to visit the palace. We excused ourselves, as we did not think 
curiosity would justify us if our plain way would give offence. 
While we remained in Paris we received a note from the minister, 
saying he had spoken to the king, who gave full liberty to the 
" Nantucket Friends " (they avoided the name of Quakers, when 
they found it was given in reproach) to visit the palace, both its 
public and private apartments, when he was out, which happened 
vol, xxxii. 25 

276 Robert Campbell and his Descendants. [July, 

the Presbyterian church formed there in October, 1723. He died early in 
1770. His inventory, taken June 2, 1770, amounted to £50 10s-. 7c?. The 
date of his wife's death has not been found. They had three children, 
perhaps others. 

5. i. Charles, 3 b. and bapt. in V. 1727 ; m. Patience Kennedy. 

6. ii. Joseph, 3 bapt. Jan. 4, 1730 ; m. Hannah Kennedy. 
iii. Ephraim, 3 bapt. Aug. 1737. 

3. Dr. John 3 Campbell (Robert 1 ), b. in Ulster county, Ireland, about 
1698 ; came with his parents to New London, Conn., in 1719 ; one of the 
original members of the Voluntown church, October, 1723; was in Volun- 
town as early as Nov. 19, 1719, when he married Agnes Allen. He wa3 
the first physician who practised in the town. Many of his descendants 
have followed the same profession. His will is dated June 26, 1773, and 
he is supposed to have died the following winter. He was buried at the 
" plains " when " the snow was so deep he had to be carried on a hand- 
sled." No date of his wife's death has been found. Children, born in 
Voluntown : 

i. Jean, 3 b. Dec. 7, 1720 ; m. June, 1741, John Louden ; d. before June 
26, 1773, when John 4 and Mary 4 Louden were the " only surviving 
children of my eldest daughter, Jean Louden." 

Sarah, 3 b. July 31, 1722 : m. John Wylie, Jr. 

James, 3 b. July 5, 1724 ; m. Dinah McMain. 

Agnes, 3 b. Sept. 27, 1726; m. Dec. 27, 1750, Joseph Alexander,* of V.; 
d. bef. June 26, 1773. Had : 1. John 4 Alexander, b. Aug. 24, 1752. 
2. Nancy 4 Alexander, m. Elias Jackson ; d. bef. June 26, 1773. 

John, 3 b. Sept. 23, 1728 ; m. Mary Ferguson. 

Moses, 3 b. Sept. 14, 1730 ; d. Jan. 29, 1736-7. 

Martha, 3 b. April 30, 1732 ; m. James Gibson ;* settled in north part 
of V., now Sterling. Had : John, 4 Allen, 4 James, 4 Moses, 4 Camp- 
bell, 4 Samuel, 4 Sarah 4 and Elizabeth 4 Gibson. From this branch is 
descended Mr. Allen Gibson, the antiquary, of Oneco, Conn. 
10. viii. Moses, 3 b. April 14, 1737 ; m. Sarah Dixon. 

4. James 2 Campbell [Robert 1 ), b. in Ulster county, Ireland, about 
1704 ; came with his father and brothers to Connecticut in 1719, and set- 
tled in Voluntown, where he married, June 3, 1725, Hannah Taylor. He 
seems to have moved from Voluntown to Killingly, where he died about 
June, 1773. His will was dated in Killingly, Dec. 2, 1772, and proved 
July 6, 1773. His wife had previously died. Children, all born in Vol- 
untown : 

i. William, 3 b. March 1, 1726; m. Oct. 14, 1752, Sarah Barnes. Had : 
1. Martha* b. Dec. 29, 1753. 2. Rebecca* b. April 25, 1756. 

ii. David, 3 b. April 23, 1727; unm. ; d. 1773; inventory taken Sept. 30, 

iii. Samuel, 3 b. June 3, 1729 ; d. May 1, 1735. 

iv. Hannah, 3 b. Jan. 15, 1731 ; m. Porter. 

v. Nathan, 3 b. Oct. 24, 1732 ; d. June 8, 1740. 

vi. Mary, 3 b. Feb. 27, 1735 ; unm. in 1772. 

vii. Samuel, 3 b. Jan. 8, 1736-7 ; m. April 10, 1760, Esther Smith. Had : 
1. Susannah, 2 b. Jan. 27, 1761. 2 Samuel, 2 b. Nov. 4, 1762. 3. 
Daniel* b. June 15, 1764. 4. Hannah* b. Jan. 24, 1766. 5. Da- 
vid* b. Dec. 13, 1767. 6. Elizabeth* b. Feb. 19, 1770. 7 and 8. 
Esther* and Mary* (twins), b. March 14, 1772. 

* Tradition says that Joseph Alexander's father died at Londonderry, Ireland, when 
Joseph was but two years old. A Mr. Gibson (a widower) went to L. and married the 
widow Alexander and came to Voluntown, she having two children — Joseph, above, whose 
first wife was Agnes Edmond, and Nancy, who m. George Dorrance and had a son George 
who m. Susannah Stewart. Mr. Gibson had a son James who m. Martha Campbell, as above ; 
and by widow Alexander, John, and Janet who m. George Gordon. 










1878.] Robert Campbell and his Descendants. 211 

viii. Sarah, 3 b. Sept. 13, 1740 ; m. Barnes ; d. bef. 1772, leaving seve- 
ral children. 

ix. Martha, 3 b. June 19, 1744 ; m. Hewlet. 

x. Grace, 3 b. July 1, 1747 ; m. Howe. 

xi. Nathan, 3 b. April 15, 1750. 
xii. James, 3 b. Feb. 25, 1752. 

The records of this family are lamentably deficient. The Campbells of 
Killingly are without doubt descended from this branch. It is hoped efforts 
will be made by members of the family now living to supply its deficiencies. 

5. Charles 3 Campbell ( Charles? Robert 1 ), b. in Voluntown in 1727 ; 
m. March 20, 1750, Patience Kennedy. His will is dated Feb. 21, 1776 ; 
and he is supposed to have died the same year. His wife survived him. 
Children : 

i. Mary, 4 b. April 5, 1751 ; m. May 10, 1768, Joseph Wylie [7. i.] ; d. 
May 30, 1801, and he m. her sister, Mrs. Elizabeth (Campbell) 

ii. Phebe, 4 b. Jan. 20, 1753 ; unm. in 1776. 

iii. Patience, 4 b. Nov. 2, 1754 ; m. 1777, Peter Wylie [7. Hi.] who d. at 
29 years. Had Susannah* Wylie, b. in V., April 2, 1778. 

iv. Elizabeth, 4 b. Feb. 12, 1757 ; m. first, Oct. 4, 1781, William Houston ; 
m. second, Joseph Wylie. 

v. Ephraim, 4 b. May 5, 1759 ; m. Ruth Bushnell. 

vi. Archibald, 4 b. Feb. Hi, 1761 ; m. May 4, 1786, Mary Wylie [7. viii.] ; 
settled in Lebanon, N. Y. 

vii. Isaac, 4 b. March 2, 1763; in. Jan. 17, 1793, Elizabeth Edmond ; re- 
moved to West. Had Luther, 5 b. in V., Nov. 12, 1793. 

viii. Ruth, 4 b. July 12, 1767 ; living in 1776. 

ix. Charles, 4 b. Au£. 26, 1769; m. Dec. 24, 1792, Phebe Gorton. 

x. John Kennedy, 4 b. June 6, 1772. 

xi. Susannah, 4 b. June 6, 1774 ; living in 1776. 

From Mary, 4 who m. Joseph Wylie, are descended Dea. Henry 6 Wylie, 
of Sterling, Conn. ; Charles 5 Wylie, of Rome, N. Y., who m. Priscilla, dau. 
of William and Priscilla (Denison) Dixon, of Plainfield, Conn., and sister 
of Hon. Nathan Fellows Dixon (Brown Univ. 1799)> M. C. from R. I.; 
Hon. William Dixon 6 Wylie, of West Walworth, N. Y. ; Mary 5 Wylie, 
wife of John Allen 5 Campbell ; and Matilda 5 Wylie, wife of Allen 5 Edmond, 
s. of Esther 4 Campbell [8. iii.]. 

6. Joseph 3 Campbell ( Charles, 2 Bohert 1 )^ baptized in Voluntown, 
Jan. 4, 1730 ; m. June 24, 1756, Hannah Kennedy. Had : 

i. David, 4 b. June 9, 1758. 
ii. Frederick, 4 b. July 4, 1760. 
iii. Joseph, 4 b. Aug. 28, 1762 ; m. March 30, 1788, Anna Whipple, of 

iv. Cynthia Ann, 4 b. Sept. 29, 1764. 

v. Alexander, 4 b. Feb. 18, 1767; m. Sept. 3, 1792, Mary Frink, of V. 
vi. Mary, 4 b. in Coventry, May 7, 1770; m. Sept. 11, 1791, William 

Barber, of Mason, N. H. 
vii. Dorothea, 4 b. in Voluntown, June 9, 1772: 
viii. William, 4 b. July 7, 1774. 
ix. Hannah, 4 b. Oct. 9, 1776. 

7. Sarah 3 Campbell (John, 2 Robert 1 ), b. in Voluntown, July 31, 1722 ; 
m. Dec. 9, 1742, John Wylie, Jr. His parents, John and Agnes (Parke) 
Wylie, came from Cullybaky, Ahoghill, Antrim county, Ireland, in 1730, 
and settled in Voluntown. He died Dec. 26, 1781, aet. 67, and she removed 
with her daughter Agnes to New Lebanon, N. Y., where she died, Jan. 28, 
1807. Children, born in Voluntowa:. 

vol. xxxii. 25* 

278 Robert Campbell and his Descendants, TJuly, 

i. Joseph 4 Wylie, b. June 26, 1744 ; m. May 10, 1768, Mary Campbell 
[5. i.] ; m. second, Mrs. Elizabeth (Campbell) Houston. Children 
all by first wife : 1. Allen* Wylie, b. March 4, 1769. 2. John* Wylie, 
b. Dec. 16, 1770. 3. Charles* Wylie, b. Dec. 14, 1772. 4. Aynes* 
Wylie, b. May 1, 1775. 5. Sarah* Wylie, b. June 4, 1777. 6. Bar- 
bara* Wylie, b. Sept. 27, 1779. 7. Celinda* Wylie, b. Dec. 22, 1781 ; 
d. June 27, 1782. 

ii. Dea. John 4 Wylie, b. Dec. 22, 1746 : m. Elizabeth Wylie,— the grr.- 
gr.-parents of Miss Elizabeth W. 7 Kasson, the antiquary, Sterling, 

iii. Peter 5 Wylie, b. Feb. 22, 1748-9; m. Patience Campbell [5. iii.]. 

iv. Moses 4 Wylie, b. Oct. 9, 1751 ; m. May 8, 1777, Mary Campbell ; 
settled in New York state. 

v. Agnes 4 Wylie, b. July 26, 1754 ; m. 1773, Andrew Hunter ; settled 
in New Lebanon, N. Y. 

vi. Sarah 4 Wylie, b. July 2, 1756 ; m. 1782, Robert Dixon ; settled in 
Paris, N. Y. 

vii. Jean 4 Wylie, b. June 4, 1759 ; m. Daniel Green ; settled in New 
York state. 

viii. Mary 4 Wylie, b. April 20, 1762; m. Archibald Campbell [5. vi.J; 
settled in Lebanon, N. Y. 

ix. Elizabeth 4 Wylie, b. July 1, 1767: m. Jan. 14, 1790, James Camp- 
bell, of Kinderhook, N. Y. 

8. Lieut. James 3 Campbell (John, 2 Robert*), b. in Voluntown, July 5, 
1724; m. May 11, 1749, Dinah, dau. of Daniel McMain ; removed in 
1765 to Groton, Conn., but returned to Voluntown in 1769 ; served in the 
old Connecticut militia, and was known as " Leftenant James Campbell." 
He d. in Voluntown, Nov. 2, 1812. She d. May 1, 1811 y "aged 83," her 
gravestone says, but the record gives her baptism in 1726. Children : 

i. Allen, 4 b. Feb. 24, 1749-50 ; m. Sarah Kinne. 

ii. Daniel, 4 b. April 8, 1751 ; unm. ; d. Sept. 17, 1775. 

iii. Esther, 4 b. Jan. 25, 1753 ; m. Capt. Andretv Edrnond. 

iv. John, 4 b. Dec. 5, 1754; unm. ; d. Oct. 5, 1775. 

v. Dinah, 4 b. Jan. 20, 1757 ; m. March 10, 1778, John Hunter ; d. July 

21 1824 
vi. James, 4 b. March 20, 1759 ; d. March 20, 1762. 
vii. Jean, 4 b. May 29, 1760 ; m. Capt. John Campbell [9. v.]. 
viii. Elizabeth, 4 b. Dec. 10, 1761 ; m. April 1, 1784, Joseph Houston ; m. 

second, Joseph Wylie. 
ix. Mary, 4 b. July 8, 1763 ; m. Joseph Douglas. 
x. Sarah, 4 b. Dec. 9, 1764 ; m. Roswell Palmer. 

xi. Agnes, 4 b. Nov. 20, 1766 ; unm. ; d. April 22, 1765, in her 99th year, 
xii. James, 4 b. April 12, 1768 ; m. Mary Terry, 
xiii. Rebecca, 4 b. Sept. 27, 1770 ; d. Sept. 28, 1775. 

From Hon. Dr. Allen 4 Campbell, one of the most popular physicians 
of Eastern Connecticut in his day, state senator, and for a long time 
acting pastor of the Nazareth Congregational Church in Voluntown, are 
descended — Hon. Harvey 6 Campbell (M.D. Yale Coll. 1816), of whose 
death notice will be found in the Register, ante, vol. xxxii. p. 122 ; 
John Allen 5 Campbell, m. Mary 5 Wylie ; Mary 6 Gordon, wife of Dea. 
Stephen Spaulding Kegwin, of Ekonk, Conn. ; Maria 6 Campbell, wife 
of Dea. William P. Harris, of Groton, Conn. ; Capt. Albert 6 Campbell, 
lately town clerk of Voluntown; Emma 6 Campbell, wife of Rev. George 
Tanner (A.M. Brown Univ. 1857); Dea. Alpha Rockwell 5 Campbell, 
a highly respected resident of Jewett City, Conn. ; Bonaparte 5 Camp- 
bell, of Griswold, Conn., m. Mrs. Maria (Cook) Campbell, widow of Ezra 
Kinne 5 Campbell, and daughter of Capt. Thaddeus Cook ; Harvey 6 Camp- 
bell, Westerly, R. I. 

1878.] Robert Campbell and his Descendants, 279 

From Esther 4 Campbell, who m. Capt. Andrew Edmond (whose first 
wife was Prudence Campbell,) and who lived to her 100th year, are de- 
scended — Mary Esther 6 Edmond, wife of Dr. Benajah Gay, of Griswold, 
Conn. ; Allen Edmond 7 Gay, M.D., of Norwich, Conn. ; James D. Edmond, 
M.D., of Griswold. 

From Elizabeth 4 Campbell, who m. Joseph Houston, and Esquire Jo- 
seph Wylie, are descended — Alice 5 Houston, wife of Capt. George Bassett, 
of Voluntown ; Elizabeth 5 Wylie, wife of Hon. Elisha R. Potter, of Gris- 
wold, Conn. ; and Elizabeth 6 Crary, wife of Hon. Charles P. Main, of 

From Mary 4 Campbell, who m. Joseph Douglas, are descended — Mary* 
Douglas, wife of Rev. Gershom Palmer, of Exeter, R. I. ; Allen 5 Camp- 
bell 5 Douglas, of Exeter ; Catharine Fanning 6 Douglas, wife of Capt. 
Thomas Paddock Dye, of Hopkinton, R. I. ; Daniel McMain 5 Douglas, of 
Exeter, R. I. ; Esquire Joseph Allen 6 Douglas, of Niantic, R. I. ; Henry 
Francis 6 Douglas, of Providence, R.I. ( the writer) ; Charles H. J. 7 Douglas, of 
Providence (Brown Univ. 1879), author of the Douglas Genealogy; John 
Wylie 5 Douglas, of Voluntown, m. Mary, dau. of Rev. Gershom Palmer, 
of Exeter ; Esquire Gershom Palmer 6 Douglas, P. M. at Campbell's Mills, 
Conn. ; Corp. John Leland 6 Douglas (Co. D, 26th Conn. Vols.), Norwich, 
Conn. ; Benjamin C. 6 Douglas (Co. D, 26th Conn. Vols.), La Valle, Wis. ; 
Daniel Stanton 6 Douglas, Westerly, R. I. 

Sarah 4 Campbell m. Roswell Palmer, and was the mother of Dea. John 
Hunter Palmer, of Plainfield, Conn. 

From James 4 Campbell, who m. Mary Terry, descended — Sarah Malvina, 5 
wife of Hon. John Checkley Ames, of Sterling, Conn. ; and Annie L., 6 
wife of Prof. Francis Dane Douglas (Brown Univ. 1863), formerly Prin- 
cipal of Holyoke (Mass.) High School, afterwards secretary of the Conti- 
nental Life Ins. Co., now Superintendent of Agencies, Conn. Mutual Life 
Ins. Co., Hartford Conn. ; Lydia Esther, 6 wife of Hon. Edwin Lathrop, of 
Hopeville, Conn. ; Ellen Antoinette, 6 wife of William Witter, M.D., of 
Greenville, Conn. ; James Campbell 6 Lathrop (M.D. Bellevue Med. Coll. 
1877), of North Grosvenordale, Conn. 

9. Dea. John 3 Campbell {John, 2 Robert 1 ), b. in Voluntown, Sept. 23, 
1728; m. June 2, 1748, Mary Ferguson; was deacon in old Voluntown 
church, many years; d. Dec. 4, 1808. His gravestone says, "aged 94," 
which must be an error. His wife Mary died March 23, 1813, aged 88. 
Children, born in Voluntown : 

i. George, 4 b. May 8, 1749. 

ii. Ann, 4 b. Nov. 18, 1750. 

iii. Janet, 4 b. Oct. 18, 1752. 

iv. Alexander, 4 b. Nov. 9, 1756. 

v. John, 4 b. in 1758 ; m. Jean Campbell [8. vii.]. 

vi. Rebecca, 4 b. about 1760 ; school-teacher ; d. unm. 

From Capt. John 4 Campbell of this family, who m. Jean, 4 sister of Dr. 
Allen 4 Campbell, descended Dr. DanieP Campbell, m. Roena, 5 dau. of Dr. 
Allen 4 Campbell ; Hon. Erasmus D. 6 Campbell, formerly Mayor of La 
Crosse, Wis., president of one of the city banks, and Lieutenant Governor 
of Wisconsin ; Rebecca,* wife of John Gordon Douglas, of Sterling, Conn. ; 
Winthrop 8 Campbell, of Voluntown, and his sons Horatio N. 6 (president 
Nat. Niantic Bank, Westerly, R. I.), James M., 6 Daniel G., 6 and John P. 6 
Campbell, extensive wool and cotton brokers, Providence, R. I. 

280 A. Yankee Privateersman in Prison, [July, 

10. Moses 3 Campbell (John, 2 Robert 1 ), b. in Voluntown, April 14, 
1737; m. Dec. 1, 1757, Sarah Dixon, of Groton; settled in Voluntown. 
Children : 

i. Agnes, 4 b. Nov. 26, 1758 ; m. Joseph Kennedy ; settled in Voluntown. 

ii. Patrick, 4 b. April 27, 1760 ; m. Martha Babeock. 

iii. Sarah, 4 b. June 30, 1762. 

iv. Moses, 4 b. March 12, 1764: m. Sept. 10, 1789, Phebe Stewart. 

v. Allen, 4 b. Feb. 17, 1766 ; m. Feb. 24, 1791, Mary Gordon ; settled in 

New York state, 
vi. Eleanor, 4 b. Dec. 17, 1768. 
vii. John, 4 b. March 25, 1770 ; m. Esther Hunter ; settled in Whitestown 

or Paris, N. Y. 
viii. Martha, 4 b. April 24, 1772. 
ix. Anna,* b. May 17, 1774. 
x. Daniel, 4 b. Sept. 23, 1776. 
xi. Elizabeth, 4 b. Dec. 18, 1778. 
xii. Mary, 4 b. May 11, 1783. 

Of this family, Patrick 4 had Moses Douglas, 5 Elizabeth, 5 Isaiah, 5 Sarah 5 
and Harriet, 5 and removed to Paris, N. Y., where their descendants are 
still numerous. 

Moses 4 had John Dixon 5 and Laurinda, 5 in Voluntown, then removed to 
Whitestown, N. Y., where his descendants may now be found. Some of 
the most prominent men in the state of New York are descendants of the 
Campbells and other Voluntown families which settled near Whitestown 
and Paris, in the last part of the preceding century and first part of the 

Note. — The above has been prepared from the records in the writer's 
possession, not as a full statement of even the first three generations, but in 
the hope, through its means, of contributing towards a complete genealogy 
of the family. The writer will be glad to receive any and all corrections 
and additions, and information of any character, touching the descendants 
of Robert, or of the other Campbells of Windham county, and descendants. 



Communicated by William Richard Cutter, of Lexington, Mass., with Notes. 

[Continued from page 168.] 

[1778, October.] Tuesday, 27th. Wet, rainy weather. Mr. Wrenn 
and Mr. Duckett came here and read us a letter from the Committee of 
London, who have thought proper to reduce our two shillings down to fifteen 
pence, and the officers' three shillings down to two shillings and six pence ; 
and this begins to-day. No news of our exchange. Out of all hopes once 

Wednesday, 28th. Cloudy weather. Last night there was a hole found 
out in the officers' apartment under the stairs. Nothing remarkable. 

Thursday, 29th. Cloudy and rainy. Mr. Wrenn came here, but brought 
no news. Sixteen French prisoners came on shore and were committed to 
Forton Prison ; brought no news. Two divisions of Admiral Keppel's 
fleet have arrived at Spithead ; the other at Plymouth. They have brought 
in several prizes (French). 

1878.] A Yankee Privateersman in Prison, 281 

Friday, 30th. Clear and pleasant weather. This day came on shore 
three more French prisoners, and committed here to our castle. That 
makes in the whole five hundred and fifty -four. One died in the hospital 
this day. 

Saturday, 31st. Clear weather ; nothing remarkable this day. 

Sunday, November the 1st. Pleasant weather; no more news for us. 

Monday, 2d. Clear weather. The report is that two American priva- 
teers have taken the Alarm frigate and carried her into Brest. Likewise 
the French have taken another — name not known as yet. It is in the pa- 
pers this day of the Americans with the French going to lay siege to Hali- 
fax, Nova Scotia/* 

November 3d. Fine weather. Mr. Wrenn and Mr. Duckett came and 
paid us one shilling ; brought us no news. Last night there was a hole 
found out in our prison, where we intended making our escape. It being 
discovered, there was a stop put to it for that time. 

Wednesday, 4th. Clear weather. Last night three of our men made 
their escape by bribing the sentinels, but were brought back this day by 
the people. Many more were going the same way — nine of whom got out, 
and gave the sentinels one guinea and a half, but were stopped by the whole 
guard and all sent into the Black Hole — in all twelve in number. This 
afternoon came on shore, and were committed to Forton Prison, one hun- 
dred and nine French prisoners, taken by Admiral Keppel's fleet. This 
day the Westminster militia came here to do duty in the room of the Buck- 
inghamshire, now discharged. 

Thursday, 5th. Clear weather ; nothing remarkable this day. 

Friday, 6th. Cloudy this day. Great talks of an exchange of prisoners. 

Saturday, 7th. Very raw cold weather. Last night died in the hospi- 
tal, a French lad, belonging to us.| Last night I was taken very bad with 
the fever and ague, and was sent to the hospital this morning. Which from 
this date I have not been very regular. 

Friday, 13th. Died in the hospital one Joseph Annable, belonging to 
Rye, near Portsmouth.^ Several of the French prisoners have died since 
I have been in here. About this time several of the captains and lieuten- 
ants of the navy have been here to enter as many men as they could get, 
telling them there will be no exchange, so as to get the more. Among 
them all they have got but about thirty, as yet, to enter. 

Wednesday, December the 9th. Died in the hospital, George Wilson, 
belonging to Philadelphia. § 

Thursday, 10th. Stormy and rainy. Last night, made their escape out of 
the hospital, three of our officers and two men. When the doctor came to 
know it, he came and discharged as many as could walk out of the hospital 
— which were eight out of eleven; we left three in. (I came out this day.) 
Likewise the jury sat on the body of George Wilson, of which I was chosen 
one of the jury. Great talk of our being immediately exchanged. It is 
reported that the King has signed our (Pardon). 

* Dr. Franklin, as instructed, recommended the reduction of Halifax and Quebec. 

t Cherlo Cherrell, perhaps — of a prize of the sloop Revenge, out of France — see Roll — 
committed to Forton Prison, Aug. II, 1777. The sloop Revenge, Continental, out of France. 
— Vide Cooper's Naval Hist., i. 64, 65, 66; also Register, xxvi. 25. 

% In New Hampshire, U. S. Joseph Annable, belonging to Rye, N. H., was one of the 
crew of the brig Venus, from Philadelphia— see Roll — committed to Forton Prison, April 
2, 1778. 

§ George Wilson, of Philadelphia — belonging to the Montgomery — see Roll — committed 
to Forton Prison, Aug. 8, 1777. See entry for Dec. 10, 1778. 

282 A. Yankee Privateersman in Prison. [July, 

Friday, 11th. Cloudy and rainy. Last Tuesday our money was reduced 
from fifteen pence to one shilling, and the officers' from two and sixpence 
to two shillings. Yesterday the French engineer that was taken at Fort 
Washington was exchanged out of our prison, and sent to France (Musieur 

Saturday, 12th. Cloudy weather. Last night two Frenchmen made 
their escape out of our prison, and have not since been heard of. 

Sunday, 13th. Rainy weather ; nothing remarkable this day. 

Monday, 14th. Rainy weather. It is said that Admiral Keppel and 
Sir Hugh Pallisar are to be tried this day for not beating the French fleet 
(on board the Victory ).f Likewise a man hanged at the yard-arm for 
murder. Likewise came orders from the Admiralty for all those that had 
signed their names for the men of war, to get themselves in readiness to go. 
This day great talks of an exchange. 

December 15th, Tuesday. Clear weather. Mr. Wrenn and Mr. Duck- 
ett came and paid us our shilling (only), and bring us the old story over 
again. Officers of the men of war are here this day a plenty, to get as 
many men as possible to enter with them. 

Wednesday, 16th. Clear weather. It is reported that a ship is lying 
at Spithead ready to take us on board as soon as those are taken away that 
have entered to go on board a man of war. 

Thursday, 17 th. Clear weather. This forenoon came an officer of a 
man of war for the men that had signed their names to go, and took fifteen 
of them, being all he could get. They went with him on board under a 
strong guard. Great talks of our going away. 

Friday, 18th. Clear weather. This morning two hundred of the French 
prisoners went to Winchester prison, and two hundred more have got 
orders to go, all strong-guarded with soldiers. 

Saturday, 19th. Clear weather ; nothing very remarkable this day. But 
here I will mention the names of those that entered on board of a man of 
war — Capt. Benjamin Bayley, Archibald Randel, Benjamin Oates, John 
Harding, William Small, John Leadan, Nathaniel Hayley, James Ashly, 
John Castle, William Base, John Murry, James Day, Charles Carny, 
Moses Lord, Elisha Gunnison, &c4 

* See note under entry of Journal for Aug. 9, 1777. 

f Admiral Keppel, appointed to the command of the Channel fleet, sailed from St. Hel- 
ens, June 8, 1778, but soon (Sunday, the 28th) arrived at Portsmouth. He put to sea, 
July 10th, and on the 13th returned, being out only four days. He engaged, July 27, the 
French fleet under Count D'Orvilliers, off Ushant. His second in command, Sir Hugh 
Palliser, was unable to renew the conflict, when signalled, owing to the damage his ship 
had sustained, and night came on with a heavy squall, and the engagement had no decisive 
result. The French admiral returned to Brest, and Keppel sailed to Plymouth. Their 
conduct caused much debate. Palliser charged Keppel with misconduct and incapacity. 
After atrial by court-martial lasting thirty-two days, Keppel was acquitted, the charges 
were deemed ill-founded and malicious, and he was proclaimed to have acted with bravery 
and judgment. Sir Hugh Palliser demanded a court-martial upon himself, and received 
an acquittid of a very qualified character. Keppel was created a viscount and appointed 
first lord of the admiralty in 1782. 

% See entry for Dec. 17, previous. Capt. Benjamin Bayley — prizemaster, Revenge, of 
the Continental service— see note under entry of Journal, for April 12, 1778. Archibald Kan- 
dell — Archable in original — belonged to a prize of the ship Reprisal of the Continental 
service — see Roll — committed to Forton Prison, Aug. 9, 1777. Benjamin Oates — belonged 
to the brigantine Rising States — see Roll — committed to Forton Prison, June 14, 1777, one 
of the first prisoners in that place, and the only one of his ship's company who entered the 
British service. John Hireling — to the Reprisal, of the Continental service — see Roll — 
committed to Forton Prison, Aug. 9, 1777. William Small— to a prize of the sloop Inde- 
pendent—see Roll — committed to prison June 26, 1777. John "Leadan" — John Laydcn, 
from Philadelphia, of the brigantine Angelica, out of Boston — see Roll — committed to 
prison July 7, 1778. Nathaniel Hayley— of the Angelica, out of Boston— see Roll— com- 

1878.] A. Yankee Privateersman in Prison, 283 

Sunday, 20th. Clear weather. In great hopes of an exchange. Mr. 
Wrenn told us yesterday Mr. Hartly would be down here on Monday or 
Tuesday to see us, &c. 

Monday, 21st. Cloudy weather; nothing new this day. Eight of our 
men were put in the Black Hole for stealing. 

Tuesday, 22d. Clear weather. This morning one hundred and eighty 
of the French prisoners marched for Winchester ; and in the afternoon 
came on shore from on board the guardship eighty-four French prisoners. 
Mr. Wrenn and Mr. Duckett came and paid us one shilling, and brought 
a letter from Mr. Hartly concerning our exchange, which confirms what we 
have had. 

Wednesday, 23d. Cloudy weather. Our men that were put in the 
Black Hole for stealing on Monday, were this day examined by Mr. News- 
ham,* and remitted back again. This day came on shore one hundred 
French prisoners from on board the Lynxf guardship, lying at Spithead. 
Two hundred and twenty of the French prisoners went for Winchester this 

Thursday, 24th. Clear weather ; no news this day, but a merry Christ- 
mas eve with the mass. 

Friday, 25th. Clear weather, and a poor Christmas with us. In 
great hopes of being exchanged. 

Saturday, 26th. Clear weather; nothing remarkable this day. 

Sunday, 27th. Cloudy this day. Many of the people here to see us 
this day. In great hopes as yet of our exchange. Last night two men 
made their escape out of the Black Hole — Swain and Watson4 

December the 28th (Monday). Cloudy weather. Our Agent (Newsham)§ 
gives us great encouragement of our going away in ten days. 

Tuesday, 29th. Stormy weather. This morning went for Winchester 
two hundred and eighty French prisoners under a strong guard. Mr. 
Wrenn omitted coming this day. 

Wednesday, 30th. Cloudy this day. Mr. Wrenn and Mr. Duckett came 
and paid us our shilling, and told us we should not be here a week ; but 
that is like the rest of his stories. This afternoon came on shore and were 
committed to Forton Prison, one hundred and thirty French prisoners 
from on board the guardship lying at Spithead. 

Thursday, 31st. Clear and cold. Nothing remarkable this day. Out 
of all hopes. 

[1779.] Friday, January the 1st. The new year begins with clear and 
cold weather. This morning two hundred French prisoners marched for 
Winchester under a strong guard, &c. Out of all hopes. 

Saturday, 2d. Clear and cold these two or three days past. This day 
we have great encouragement of our exchange from a gentleman who was 

mitted to prison July 7, 1778. James Ashley— of the Revenge— see Roll— committed to 
prison Aug. 11, 1777. John Castle— -of a prize of the brig Satisfaction— see Roll— commit- 
ted to prison July 27, 1778. William Base— of the Oliver Cromwell— see Roll— committed 
to prison Oct. 13, 1777. John Murry— of the Montgomery, of Philadelphia— see Roll — 
committed to prison Aug. 8, 1777. James Day— of the True Blue— see Roll— committed 
to prison June 19, 1778. Charles Carny— of the Montgomery, Philadelphia — see note 
under the entry of Journal, for Sept. 14, 1778. Moses Lord— not in Roll. Elisha Gunni- 
son — ditto. 

* See note under entry for Dec. 28, 1778. 

t " Lynix " — in original. 

% John Swain— of the Angelica, out of Boston — see Roll— committed to Forton Prison, 
July 7, 1778. John Watson— of the Swallow— see Roll— committed to prison Jan. 23, 1778. 
John Swain, an officer of the Alliance, Oct. 3, 1779 ? 

§ The agent, or officer of the government, in charge of the prison. 

284 A. Yankee Privateersman in Prison. [July, 

at the Navy Board in London, and saw it recorded in the books and signed 
by the King's order, which puts us in high spirits once more ; the ship's 
name, the Milford, Capt. Caldwell. (Little Jamey went with him to Lon- 
don, and thence to Nantucket.)* 

Sunday, 3d. Clear and cold ; nothing remarkable, but still in hopes. 

Monday, 4th. Clear and very cold ; no news this day. 

Tuesday, 5th. Clear and cold for this week past. This morning 
went for Winchester eighty of the French prisoners, being the whole, ex- 
cept the sick in the hospital, that are on shore. Mr. Wrenn and Duckett 
came and paid us one shilling — and that for the last time.f They seem to 
stand to it that we shall go this month, and have wagered that we shall go. 

Wednesday, 6th. Clear and very cold weather. This morning came 
two officers of the navy to 'list men to go to India for five years ; and got 
three Frenchmen and one American, who went on board immediately. 

Thursday, 7th. Clear and cold weather; still in hopes of our exchange. 

Friday, 8th. Clear and very cold for these ten days past. Last night 
made their escape four Frenchmen and one American, all out of the other 
yard, and have not since been heard of. Nothing strange about us as yet. 

Saturday, 9th. Clear and cold weather. Mr. Newsham (the Agent) 
received a letter from the Admiralty, who tell us our exchange will be in a 
few days ; likewise one from Mr. Greenleaf, in France, X who tells us the 
cartel has been agreed on this three months, and it lies wholly with the 
English Ministry when the time shall be fixed. Hard times with us. This 
day all the men were released out of the Black Hole that were committed 
for stealing, and put on full allowance upon the same account. 

Sunday, 10th. Clear and cold weather still ; nothing remarkable this 


January the 1 1 th. Clear and very cold. This morning the American 
lad ( Gofford§) was brought here ; he made his escape out of the French 
yard, the 8th instant ; likewise three Frenchmen that made their escape 
from Winchester six days ago. Likewise came on shore and were commit- 
ted to Forton, twelve French prisoners that were taken in a merchantman 
bound from St. Domingo to France. 

Tuesday, 12th. Clear and cold weather. Mr. Wrenn and Mr. Duckett 
came and paid us one shilling, as usual, and assured us that our exchange 
is nigh at hand.|| We have the news that one hundred and twenty odd 
American prisoners had made their escape from Mill Prison.^ 

* " Little Jamey "—a young boy, perhaps, confined among the prisoners. The Milford— 
again alluded to in Journal, entries for July 2 and 22, 1779, &c. 

f It is on record in the Journal, that these gentlemen came at least once more and paid 
them their usual allowance— entry for January 12, following. 

t See note under entry for Aug. 16, 1778. 

t Name not in Roll. 

|| Thcv had still Jive months longer to wait, during which no entries were made in the 
Journal." Franklin wrote from France to David Hartley, March 21,1779: " 1 am sorry 
you have had so much trouble in the affair of the prisoners. You have been deceived as 
well as I. No cartel ship has yet appeared; and it is now evident that the delays have been 
of design, to give more opportunity of seducing the men by promises and hardships to 
seek their liberty in engaging against their country ; for we learn from those who have 
escaped, that there are persons constantly employed in cajoling and menacing them, repre- 
senting to them that we neglect them ; that your government is willing to exchange them ; 
and that it is our fault it is not done ; that all the news from America is bad on their 
side ; we shall be conquered and thev will be hanged, if they do not accept the gracious 
offer of being pardoned on condition of serving the king, &c. A great part of your prison- 
ers have been kept these six months on board a ship in Brest road, ready to be delivered ; 
where I am afraid they were not so comfortably accommodated as they might have been 
in Frcnrh prisons. They are now ordered on shore." 

U Mill Prison, England, located near Plymouth. 

1878.] A Yankee Privateersman in Prison* 285 

Wednesday, June the 30th, this day one hundred and twenty of our 
names were called over, and ordered to keep ourselves in readiness to go on 
board the cartel ship which lays in Spithead. 

Friday, July the 2nd, 1779, this morning we were ordered to be ready ; 
and in the afternoon we marched off through Gosport and went on board 
the Milford cartel at Spithead. 

July the 7th, we weighed anchor and set sail for the river of Nantes in 

Saturday, July the 10th, fair weather and calm; at three o'clock in the 
morning came to anchor in Plymouth Sound. 

July the 12th, we took a gentleman and his lady on board, and at six 
o'clock this morning we made sail for Nantes, &c. 

July the 17th, fair weather and fresh gales of wind at northwest. We 
made Belle Isle at six o'clock this morning, and at eight o'clock in the 
afternoon came to an anchor at St. Nazal re.'* 

Sunday, July the 18th, 1779, this morning we weighed anchor and came 
to at Painibceuf,t which is about three leagues further up the river, after a 
passage of eleven days from Portsmouth. 

July the 2 2d, we were dismissed from the Milford cartel and set on shore 
at Paimboeuf at our liberty ; which seems very agreeable to us, as I have 
been a prisoner two years, three months and seven days.$ 

[End of Journal. The Roll of Men's Names, &c, will be presented in a future number.] 

* " St. Lazea," in original. 

f " Penbeef," in original. 

X Franklin wrote : " This cartel is at length brought about by the indefatigable endea- 
vors of an old friend of mine, and a long declared one to America, Mr. Hartley, member 
of Parliament for Hull. The ship employed has already brought us one cargo from the 
prison at Plymouth .... and she is returned with as many in exchange, to bring us a 
second number from the prison at Portsmouth. This is to continue till all are exchanged. 
The Americans are chiefly engaged with Captain Jones and Landais. This exchange is the 
more remarkable, as our people were all committed as for high treason." 

From a song-book, in manuscript, of Forton prisoners, before us, is this item : " April 
1779 the 2. Remark the 6th. we are Receved the News of the Cartel Ship Been Saild the 
25 of march for nants with 97 amaricans on Board god Sand tham quick pass." 

Timothy Connor, the presumed author of this journal of a prisoner at Forton, sailed 
from Boston, Jan. 31, 1777, with eleven others in a fishing boat for Cape Cod, to join his 
vessel— the Rising States — which had left Boston for that destination, the 26th instant pre- 
vious, where they remained three weeks; thence attempted to sail for Casco Bay, but soon 
afterward were driven by a gale off the coast of America. The 1st of March they reached 
the Western Islands ; thence the Bay of Biscay and the English Channel, where after a 
short cruise they were taken, and the crew carried to England and imprisoned. The day 
after his committal to prison, the author of the journal began to keep his record. Near the 
close of June, 1777, he was unjustly committed to the Black Hole of Forton Prison, on 
suspicion of intending to effect his escape. On July 6, 1778, he heard news of his brother 
William, at Boston. On Aug. 27, 1778, he entered into the 28th year of his age, the anni- 
versary of which he celebrated in prison. On Oct. 14, 1778, Mr. Dawkins, of Gosport, 
printer, came to see him. Oct. 20, 1778, he heard again of his brother William and his 
family, by Dr. Allen, that day committed a fellow prisoner. On Nov. 7, 1778, having been 
taken with the fever and ague, he was sent to the hospital. Dec. 10, 1778, he was discharg- 
ed from the prison hospital ; and the same day was chosen one of the jury that sat on 
George Wilson, a fellow prisoner, deceased. These, and many other incidents in prison, 
in which he participated, are set forth in his record. After an imprisonment of two years, 
three months and seven days, he whs set at liberty by exchange, July 22, 1779, in France. 

Dr. Franklin, in a letter to Paul Jones, dated at Passy, July 28, 1779, and published in 
Sherburne's Life and Character of Jones (Washington, 1825), p. 101, writes: " You must 
have heard that 119 American prisoners are arrived in a cartel at Nantes; perhaps out of 
them you may pick some very good seamen." Jones, in a letter to M. de Sartine, from on 
hoard the Bon Homme Richard, Aug. 11, 1779 (Sherburne's Life, &c. p. 103), states that 
he had sent officers to Nantes to enlist Americans to embark in his ship. By comparison 
with the roll of the officers, seamen, marines and volunteers on board the Bon Homme 
Richard at the time of her action with the Serapis, Sept. 23, 1779, as published by Sher- 

vol. xxxii. 26 

286 A. Yankee Privateer sman in Prison. [July, 

burne, the owners of the following names, who had been prisoners at Forton, and released 
probably in the above cartel, appear present on the Bon Homme Richard in that memorable 
affair: (1) Nathaniel Fanning, midshipman; prizemaster, brigantine Angelica of 16 guns, 
out of Boton, taken May 30, 1778, hy the Andromeda, of 28 guns, and committed to For- 
ton Prison, July 7, 1773. — Roll of Prisoners. [During the action with the Scrapis, he was 
stationed in the maintop of the Richard. Jones described him as " an intelligent, sensible 
officer," who had the good fortune and the merit to overcome the enemy stationed in the 
maintop of the Serapis ; and commanded afterward, and until the close of the war, the pri- 
vateer Eclipse belonging to Dunkirk.] (2) James Connor (?), carpenter ; of the Oliver Crom- 
well — committed to Forton, Oct. 13,1777. — Roll of Prisoners. (3) John Peirce (?), gun- 
ner; of the Angelica, out of Boston — committed to Forton, July 7, 1778.— Roll of Prisoners. 
[Two of this name in the Angelica's ship's company.] (4) Henry Gardner, gunner, and 
wounded in action with the Serapis; prizemaster Angelica, out of Boston — committed to 
Forton, July 7, 1778. — Roll of Prisoners. (5) David Cross, John Carrico, John Brunet, 
seamen; James McMekcn, Jeremiah Evans, William Murphy, Joseph Barkley (?), John 
Cooper (?), boys; all of the Montgomery, Philadelphia, and committed to Forton, Aug. 8, 
1777. — Roll of Prisoners. [Brunet, McMeken, wounded, and William Murphy killed in 
action with the Serapis.] (6) John Turpin, seaman; James Cunningham, Richard Law- 
son, Benjamin Rickets, John Kilby, Robert Lyons, Mark Paul, William Earl, boys; all 
of a prize of the Sturdy Beggar, out of Virginia — committed to Forton, Jan. 23, 1778. — 
Roll of Prisoners. [Lyons wounded in action with Serapis.] (7) John Thompson, seaman ; 
of brig Venus, from Philadelphia — committed to Forton, April 2, 1778 — Roll of Prisoners. 
(8) Patrick Quin, boy; of a prize of the sloop Independent — committed to Forton June 26, 
1777.— Roll of Prisoners. (9) Daniel Prior, William McCullock, boys ; both of the Oliver 
Cromwell — committed to Forton, Oct. 13, 1777. — Roll of Prisoners. ' [McCullock wounded 
in action with Serapis.] (10) Robert Upliam, of the Swallow, Rhode Island; John Holli- 
dny, of the Rattlesnake; both boys, and both wounded in action with Serapis — committed 
to Forton, Jan. 23, 1778. — Roll of Prisoners. (11) John Downs (New Hampshire) boy; of 
a prize of the Black Prince— committed to Forton, April 26, 1779. — Roll of Prisoners. 
[N. B. To these add Lt. Col. Weibert, who had been a Forton prisoner— committed Aug. 
26, 1777, exchanged Dec. 10, 1778 — see note under entry of Journal, for Aug. 9, 1777— and 
who held a command on the Bon Homme Richard in the action with the Serapis.] 

The following names, found on the roll of Forton prisoners, are enumerated as officers 
of the frigate Alliance, Capt. Peter Landais, Oct. 3, 1779, the consort of the Bon Homme 
Richard in the action with the Serapis, Sept. 23, previous.— Sherburne. (1) John Swain 
[see note under entry of Journal for Dec. 27, 1778]. (2) Thomas White ; lieutenant, Mont- 
gomery, Philadelphia — committed Aug. 8, 1777. (3) Alexander Moore; midshipman, 
Miscator, Virginia— see List of Officers appended to Roll of Prisoners— committed Aug. 8, 
1777. (4) Thomas Hinsdale, second mate; master's mate — committed June 19, 1778. 

The brigantine Rising States had sixty-two men and boys on board when she left the 
coast of America. After manning with these three prizes, she had left thirty-seven on 
board when she was taken, and nineteen prisoners. — Journal. On the Journal covers are 
several such inscriptions as these: "Timothy Connor, his book and pen .... 1778" — 
" Thomas McKinney, his book." Thomas McKinney, Massachusetts, committed to Forton 
Prison, Oct. 13, 1777.— Roll. 

The Journal came into the possession of Reuben Lock, a shipmate of Timothy Connor, 
of the brigantine Rising States— committed to Forton Prison, June 14, 1777 — see Roll, and 
note under entry of Journal for Oct. 17, 1778 — a native and resident of Lexington, Mass. — 
Vide Book of the Lockes, pp. 28, 49. On the blank pages of the Journal are recorded ac- 
counts of Reuben Lock with various residents of Lexington, from 1793 to 1798. His wife 
Jerusha was admitted a member of Lexington church, July 30, 1775, and he was admitted 
same church Aug. 6, 1775, when his two daughters, Jerusha and Mehitable, were baptized. 
He served in a detachment of Capt. Parker's company called to Cambridge, from May 6 
to 10, 1775, and again there on June 17 and 18, 177 5.— Hudson. He served in John Bridge's 
company at Roxbury, from March 4 to 8, 1776 — State House Rolls. He probably returned 
home from Europe by 1780. He was collector of taxes in Lexington in 1798. His grave- 
stone and those of his widow Jerusha and daughter Miss Mehitable, stand near the entrance 
in Lexington burying-ground. He died Jan. 28, 1823, ret. 75. 

Dr. Franklin wrote that he had disbursed while in Europe " to our prisoners in England, 
and after their escape to help them home, and to other Americans here in distress," a great 
sum. At the time of writing, he could not say how much. 

Erratum— Page 73, ante. For " book " read " lock " of the prison. 

[A fivc-pounder— see entries for Dec. 11, 177™, and May 24 and Sept. 9, 1778— was one who re- 
ceived five pounds for delivery of an escaped prisoner. Agreement between prisoners and out- 
siders made this a profitable business for both parties. See narrative of Lieut. Matthewman, a 
Forton prisoner, in Magazine of American History, for March, 1878, pp. 181-2.] 

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James S of Eliphalet & — — — — 

Ruth D of John & Ruth — — — — 

Benjamin S of Seth & Hannah — — — 

Deborah D of Jofeph Jun r & Deborah — 

Joanna D of Robert & Elizabeth Ball — 

Abigail D of Abigail [Vidua] — — — 

Joanna D of Bartholomew and Mary — 

Mercy D of Thomas and Elizabeth — — 

Mary D of Nathaniel & Elizabeth — — 

Mary D of Peter and Sarah — — — 

Efther D of Richard and Anne — — — 

John S of John & Elizabeth — — — 

John S of Jonathan & Katharine Jun r — 

Moses S of Nathaniel & Mehitable — — 

John S of Caleb & Dorothy — — — 

Mary D of Hull & Mary — — — — 

Josiah S of Josiah & Bridget — — — 

Grace D of Samuel & Huldah — — — 

Abigail D of David & Abigail — — — 

Baptized. 1732. — Page 165 — 

Stephen S of Stephen Jun r & Anne — — 

Rebecca D of Thomas and Grace — — 

Abigail 1) of Thomas and — — — — 

Ann D of William and Ann — — — 

Martha D of Isaac and — — — — 

Elizabeth D of Nathaniel and Mary — — 

Thomas S of Jonathan and Sarah — — 

William S of William and Susannah — 

Abigail D of James and Anne — — — 

Mary D of Daniel & Abigail — — — 

John S of Jofhua & Abigail — — — 

William S of Joseph & Elizabeth — — 

Mary D of Daniel & Mary — — — — 

Abigail D of Josiah and Mary — — — 

Caleb S of Thomas & Martha — — — 

John S of John & Susannah — — — 

Benjamin S of Peter & Efther — — — 

David S of M r Thomas & Joanna — — 

i? hn l Gemini. S & D of John & Mary — 
Mar}' \ J 

Ann D of John and Alice — — — — — 

John S of William & Hephzibah — — — 

Ann D of M r John & Parnel — — — — 

Elizabeth D of Nathan and Elizabeth — — 

Richard S of Richard and — — — — — 

Deliverance [Indian Handmaid] to mr Center 

William S of M r Richard & m rs Mary — — 

Nehemiah S of Jon a & Millecent — — — 

Margaret D of Solomon & Katharine — — 

Joanna D of Anthony & Katharine — — — 

John S of Joseph t& — — — — — — 

— Chamberlain 

— Whittemore 

— Hutchinfon 

— Ishmael 

— Gallifhon 

— Bricjden 

— Rand 

— Newel 

— Webber 

— Svveetser 

— Rand 

— Ball 

— Conant 

— Trowe 

— Welfh. 

— Wver 

— Calef 

— Kettle 

— Gill 

— Fosdick 

— Cowdry 

— Lamson 

— Abbot 

— Wood 

— Edes 

— Sprague 

— Hall 

— Brigden 

— Mattocks 

— Wyer 

— Kidder 

— Souter 

— Call 

— Leathers 

— Hay 

— Branch 

— Benjamin 

— Go wen 

— Edes 

— Henshaw. 

— Sy fries 

— Hancock 

— Edes 

— Jenner 

— Sherman 












[The Fikst Centuky of the Record of Baptisms is here completed.] 

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Samuel Stevens & — — — — — — — Stevens 

M s Anne Ramfdel, wife of M r Jonathan Ramfdel Ramfdel 

Peter Eades — — — — — — — — Eades 

m 8 Annah Bancroft, W. of m r Benjamin Bancroft Bancroft 

M r Thomas Harris Sen r — — — — — Harris 

M s Rebecca Harris, wife of m r Jofeph Harris — Harris 

The Widow M s Sarah Pinfon — — — — Pinfon 

Thomas Monrow — — — — — — — Monrow 

Rebecca Stone — — — — — — — Stone 

M rs Esther Foster, widow of Capt. John Fofter Fofter 

M r Stephen Badger Senior — — — — — Badger 

M 8 Sarah Wheeler wife of m r Benj Wheeler — Wheeler 

M rs Mary Cary, wife of M r Samuel Cary — — Cary 

M r William Smith jun r — — — — — Smith 

M s Hanah Harris W. of M r Jofiah Harris — Harris 

William Manly — — — — — — — Manly 

M r Seth Sweetser jun r — — — — — — Sweetser 

Mary Bradstreet (my only daughter, D. 6) — Bradftreet 

Hannah Kettel — — — — — — — Kettel 

M™ Alice Phillips, Widow of m r Benj. Phillips Phillips 

M rs Sufannah Chickerins: 28 th N — — — Chickerins 

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Sarah Edmunds D. of m r John Edmunds — Edmunds 

M s Mary Kettel, wife of M r James Kettel — Kettel 

M r Thomas Harris jun r — — — — — Harris 

M 8 Mary Hill, D. of M 8 Hall — — — — Hill 

Elizabeth Rand — — — — — — — Rand 

Anna Kidder ) — — — — — — — Kidder 

& her Sifter > 

Sarah Kidder) — — — — — — — Kidder 

The Widdow (of M r Benjamin Mirick) — — Mirick 

M r Benjamin Wheeler — — — — — — Wheeler 

Daniel Eads — — — — — — — — Eads 

m r John Login — — — — — — — Login 

M 18 Mary Fofter, W. of M r Richard Fofter jun r Fofter 

M rs Martha Sy fries, W. of m r Thomas Sy Pries Sy fries 

M 18 Ruth Webber W. of M rs John Webber — Webber 

Mary Pierce (Ancilla noftra) — — — — Pierce 

M rs Elizabeth Read. W. of m r William Read — Read 

M rs Huldah Whitamore D. of Capt. Whitamore Whitamore 

M r Richard Richardson — — — — - Richardson 

M s Johafiah Brio-den, widow of m r Michael — Brido;den 

M s Hephzibah Larkin w. of m r Edw Larkin jun r Larkin 

* In a Memorandum book kept by Rev J. Stevens, and Rev. Hull Abbot (see Bndington's 
Hist. First Hi., pp. 227-231), appear the ent< ies marked * as " Admitted to Full Coin union 
by Me." These entries are from Aug. 9, 1724, to Oet. 29, 1732, and are by R.ev. Hull 
Abbot, pastor 1724-1774. The intermediate entries above, not thus marked, do not appear 
in this Memorandum; and all the entries that it contains appear in the Church Record 
and are distinguished by the *. The following are the only variations: — 1. tk Thomas 
Munroe (juvenis)." 2. " Daniel Eades." 

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M r John Stevens, Academicus — — — — Stevens 

M rs Sarah Call. w. of M r Jonathan Call — — Call 
M' s Eliz. Frothinghara. W. of M r Jofeph 

Frothino-ham Frothino-hain 

M s Anne Freeman w. of M r Conftant Freeman Freeman 

M rs Ruth Hopkins, w, of M r Jofeph Hopkins — Hopkings 

M rs Sarah Calef w. of D r Peter Calef — — Calef 

Abigail Lord — — — — — — — Lord 

The Widdow Hafiah Hurry — — — — Hurry 

Rebecca Marston — — — — — — — Marfton 

M rs Elizabeth Foster — — — — — — Foster 

M r Jonathan Rand — — — — — — Rand 

M 1 ' 8 Millicent Rand, wife of s d Jonathan Rand Rand 

Rachel Harris — — — — — — — Harris 

M r Thomas Brio-den — — — — — — Brio-den 

M r Ephraim Breed — — — — — — Breed 

M r Jonathan Edmunds jn r — — — — — Edmunds 

M rs Elizah Eads (widow) — — — — — Eads 

M rs Sarah Whitamore — — — — — — Whitamore 

M> Mary Pitts, w. of m r Will. Pitts — — Pitts 

M 1 ' 8 Elizah Gowen, w. of m r Jo s Gowen — — Gowen 

M> Anna Smith — — — — — — — Smith 

M r Jofeph Lernan — — — — — — Lemon 

M rs Katharine Wier. w. of M r Tho Wier — Wier 

M s Winifred Brig-den. w. of m r Michael — — Brio-den 

Abigail Maudlin w. of Thomas Maudlin — — Maudlin 







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Timothy Read jun r — — — — — — Read 

Simon Bradstreet, my son — — — — — Bradftreet 

Jofeph Badger — — — — — — — Badger 

John Hurd — — — — — — — — Hurd 

Jonas Mafon — — — — — — — — Mafon 

M rs Sarah Phillips, relict of m r Jonathan — — Phillips 

M s Mary Brentnel wife of m r James — — — Brentnel 

M s Joafia Kino-, widow of m r Samuel — — Kino; 

Hannah Stone — — — — — — — Stone 

Margarit Mirick — — — — — — — Mirick 

M s Mary Auftin. wife of m r James Auftin — Auftin 

the wife of mr Stephen Ford — — Ford 

the wife of mr John Sprague — — Sprague 

the wife of mr Jonathan Dows ju r — Dows 

mrs Sarah Webber, wife of mr Peletiah Webber Webber 

the wife of mr Roger Connant — — Cofiant 

Ruth Kempton — — — — — — — Kempton 

The wife of m r John Rouse — — — — Roufe 

The wife of Michael Bentley — — — — Bentley 

The wife of John Hall —_- — — — _ Hall. 

Sarah Waters — — — — — — — Waters 

Abigail Frothingham — — — — — — Frothingham 

Abigail Kettel — — — — — — — Kettel 

Efther Call _ — ___-___ Call 

Mary Sheaff — — — — — — — — Sheaf 

* Entered in the Memorandum book with the following variations : — 1. Millecent. 
2. Eliz a Eades (vidua). 3. Whittemore. 4. Eliz a . 5. Mary wife of John Rowfe. 6. Ann, 
wife of. 7. Kettle. 

vol. xxxii. 26* 

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Rebecca Hurd — — — — — — — Hurd 

Martha Smith — — — — — — — Smith 

The wife of mr Nathaniel Frothinghain jun r — Frothingham 

Mary widdow of m r Richard Whitamore — — Whitamore 

The wife of mr James Hayes — — — — Hayes 

The widdow of mr John Simins — — — Simins 

The wife of mr Thomas Brio-den — — — Brio-den 

















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Anna Boylston — — — — — — — Boylfton 

Rebecca Burr — — — — — — — Burr 

Mary Ivory — — — — — — — — Ivory 

M r John Edmunds — — — — — — Edmunds 

Jerahmael Pierce — — — — — — — Pierce 

M rs Eliz Flucker, wife of M r James Flucker — Flucker 

The wife of m r Nathaniel Lord — — — — Lord 

The wife of m r Robert Stone — — — — Stone 

The wife of Ifaac Aborn — — — — — Aborn 

The wife of Phillip Gallifhon (poft Lapfus Confefs:) Gallif hon 

Mary Brackenbury — — — — — — Brack enbury 

m r John Phillips. S. of m r Tim: Phillips — — Phillips 

Samuel Hutchifon jun r — — — — — Hutchifon 

The wife of M r Nathaniel Sartel — — — Sartel 

The wife of Edward Mirick — — — — Mirick 

The wife of John Ireland — — — — — Ireland 

The wife of m r Jofeph Whittamore jun r — — Whittamore 

The widow Darling — — — — — Darling 

M rs Sarah Dows — — — — — — — Dows 

John Stephens — — — — — — — Stephens 

M s Anne Ivory, widow of m r Thomas Ivory — Ivory 

M s Mary Smith __ — _ — — _ Smith 

Mehitabel Payn — — — — — — — Payn 

Benjamin Frothingham jun r — — — — Frothingham 

Lydia Phillips — — — — — — — Phillips 

M r Nathaniel Sartel — — — — — — Sartel 

— Page 48 — 
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M rs Elizabeth Webber, wife of m r Nathan Webber Webber 

Mary Badger — — — — — — — — Badger 

Abigail Perry — — — — — — — Perry 

M r Robert Ball — — — — — — — Ball 

M r Benjamin Bancroft — — — — — — Bancroft 

M rs Eunice Treadway — — — — — — Treadway 

M rs Dorcas Soley W. of M r John Soley — — Soley 

M s Bethiah Fowl widow of m r Henry Fowl — Fowl 

wife of m r William Badger — — — Badger 

Anne Newel D. of m r Jofeph Newel — — — Newel 

Thomas Hovey — — — — — — — Hovey 

Abigail Hurd, D. of m r Benj Hurd — — — Hurd 

James Hovey — — — — — — — Hovey 

M 8 Ruth Hutchifon wife of m r Samuel Hutchfon ju r Hutchifon 

* Entered in the Memorandum book with the following variations :— 1. Hutcliinfon, 

2. Sartlc. 3. Mary wife of. 4. Whittemorc. 5. Abigail. 6. Bankrofft. 7. Treadaway. 
8. Hutcliinfon. 

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Mary Harris D. of m r Thomas Harris jur — Harris 

William Chapman — — — — — — — Chapman 

M rs Ruth Stimpfon w. of M r John Stimpfon — Stimpfon 

M r Samuel Larkin — — — — — — Larkin 

Sarah Kettel — — — — — — — — Kettel 

Abigail Rand — — — — — — — Rand 

Hannah Capen — — — — — — — Capen 

Sufannah Clark — — — — — — — Clark 

Robert Cutler — — — — — — — Cutler 





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M rs Sarah Dyer — — — — — — - 

M rs Elizabeth Wyer wife of m r Edward Wyer 

M r Richard Foster jur — — — — - 
M rs Joanna Jenner wife of M r Thomas Jenner 
M r Stephen Pierce — — — — — - 
M s Abigail Phipps wife of m r Samuel Phipps - 
His Sifter M rs Mercy Maxey — — — - 
Mary Kettel — — — — _ — — - 
Marsrarit Sheaff — — — — — — - 

Ruth Hopkins ju r — — — — — — — 

M rs Katharine Lane, wife of m r Anthony — — 

M rs Joanna Hill, widow of m r Samuel — — 

M r John Codman — — — — — — — 

The wife of William Teal — — — 

M 8 Mary Huchifon wife of M^ Thomas — — 

The Widow, m s Sarah Cafwel — — — — 

M r Caleb Lampfon — — — — — — 

M s Dorothy Lampfon, w, of m r Caleb Lampfon 
















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M rs Mary Miller w. of M r John Miller — — Miller 

M r John Stimpfon — — — — — — Stimpfon 

M r James Flucker — — — — — — Flucker 

Samuel Frothingham Jun r — — — — — Frothingham 

John Waters — — — — — — — — Waters 

Zechariah Symes — — — — — — — Syrries 

James Lowdcn Jun r — — — — — — Lowden 

M r Joseph Hopkins — — — — — — Hopkins 

Bridget wood wife of Josiah — — — — Wood 

M r John Rand — — — — — — — Rand 

M rs Deborah Nurse — — — — — — Nurse 

M r Robert Luist — — — — — — — Luist 

The wife of Josiah Whittemore — — — — Whittemore 

Joanna wife of Jacob — — — — — — Windet 

Abigail Wife of Edward Jun r — 
M r Eleazer Phillips — — — 
M r Samuel Phipps [Cleric] — — 
John Frothingham, [Fil Diaco:] 
The Widow Mary Bateman — 






* Entered in the Memorandum book, with the following variations: — 1. Kettle. 2. Teel. 
3. Lam Ton. 4. Millar. 5. This is the last entry to Full Communion in the Memorandum 
hook made by Rev. Hull Abbot (or other person). 

292 Genealogy of the Woodbridge Family. [July, 


Communicated by Miss Mary K. Talcott, of Hartford, Ct. 

THE compiler of the following genealogy is fully aware of its 
incompleteness ; but as no account of this family has yet ap- 
peared in print, she hopes that these pages will supply a brief record 
of its earlier members until a fuller account is printed. More 
complete details of the families of John, 3 Benjamin 3 and Timothy, 3 
are much desired by the compiler, and especially of the descendants 
of Timothy's sons, Timothy and Ashbel, and she will be much 
obliged by any further information. 

1. Rev. John 2 Woodbridge was born at Stanton, near High worth, 
Wilts, in 1613. His father, the